Browsing Category Language, Literary Studies & Essays

ENGLISH DICTIONARY FOR SOUTH AFRICA,
1010 pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2011. R350
Based on the Kernerman semi-bilingual dictionaries, with a 62-page Afrikaans and English grammar supplement and a CD-ROM with pronunciation.

The dictionary consists of a basic English-English core of about 40 000 references. Afrikaans translations for each meaning help Afrikaans-speaking users to confirm understanding of the English information, whereas the English definition and example sentences help the English-speaking user to confirm the use of the Afrikaans translations.
HAT, handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse taal, 6de uitgawe
1636pp., hardback, Sixth Edition, Cape Town, 2015. R507
A new comprehensively re-worked and expanded edition of this well-known Afrikaans dictionary.
SOUTH AFRICAN MULTILINGUAL DICTIONARY,
378pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2014) 2015. R215
In this dictionary words are listed alphabetically in English, with a simple clarification and translations in each of the eleven official South African languages. Also contains basic phrases and an alphabetical index for each language.
TWEETALIGE SKOOLWOORDEBOEK/ BILINGUAL SCHOOL DICTIONARY,
708 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R130
Includes a bilingual supplement on parts of speech, confusable words, and idioms and proverbs.
Vladislaviç (I.) THE LOSS LIBRARY AND OTHER UNFINISHED STORIES,
110 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R155
Ivan Vladislaviç examines eleven of his own stories which have either gone missing or been left unfinished, how the ideas arose, and why he abandoned them.

Ivan Vladislaviç has won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the University of Johannesburg Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. His books include the novels "The Folly", "The Restless Supermarket", "The Exploded View" and "Double Negative"; "Portrait with Keys", a sequence of texts about Johannesburg; and a collection of short stories, "Flashback Hotel".
Alfred (M.) comp. TWELVE + ONE, some Jo'burg poets: their artistic lives and poetry
184 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R140
South African poet Mike Alfred interviewed 11 poets living in Johannesburg, including Jane Fox, Gail Dendy, Ahmed Patel, Makhosazana Xaba, Siphiwe ka Ngwenya and Allan Kolski Horwitz. Also includes Allan Kolski Horwitz's interviews with Mandi Poefficent Vundla and Mike Alfred.
Allfrey (E.) ed. SAFE HOUSE, explorations in creative nonfiction
312pp., illus., paperback, No Place, 2016. R340
A collection that brings together nonfiction writing from across Africa, including travel writing, memoir,reportage and meditative essays.

Contributions from South Africa include "Walking Girly in Nairobi" by Mark Gevisser, "The Life and Death of Rowan du Preez" by Simone Haysom and "Border Crossings' by Sarita Ranchod.

"A promising tradition of creative nonfiction is nascent in Africa. Fresh ways of writing African experiences are afoot. This publication signals the gestation of something enormously exciting and genuinely new." Jonny Steinberg, author of "A Man of Good Hope"

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is a Zimbabwean-born editor and critic now based in London. A former deputy editor of Granta magazine she is series editor of the Kwani? Manuscript Project, and sits on the boards of Art for Amnesty, the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Writers Centre Norwich.
Anders (P.) & Krouse (M.) eds. POSITIONS, contemporary artists in South Africa
288 pp., colour illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R280
First published in Germany (in German) in 2010.

A collection of interviews with and essays on some of South Africa's most prominent artists, writers, choreographers, photographers and musicians.

Contributions include:
"Chimurenga: communal yard for sick heads" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Paul Grootboom and the quest to reroute South African theatre" by Kwanele Sosibo,
"Living Memory; GALA-Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action" by Shaun de Waal,
"Celebrations of the spirit of tragedy: the theatre of Brett Bailey" by Anton Kruger,
"History, Memory, Tourism and Curatorial Mediations: the Hector Peterson Museum and the representation of the story of the June 16 1976 uprisings" by Ali Khangela Hlongwane

"Positions" is part of an international book series initiated by the Akademie der Künste and the Goethe-Institut.

Peter Anders is currently Country Director of the Goethe-Institut in China.
Matthew Krouse is the arts editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
Andersson (M.) INTERTEXTUALITY, VIOLENCE AND MEMORY IN YIZO YIZO, youth TV drama
256 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R210
Muff Andersson analyses Yizo Yizo, an award-winning youth drama series which was shown on SABC 1 between 1999 and 2004, by examining how the producers understood and worked on the project, the text itself, and the way audiences responded to the texts.
Attwell (D.) J.M.COETZEE AND THE LIFE OF WRITING, face to face with time
272pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R280
A literary biography of J.M.Coetzee that reveals the connections and relations between the novelist's life and work. David Attwell draws extensively on Coetzee's notebooks and manuscripts housed in the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

"With exemplary care, clarity and sensitivity David Attwell shows just how illuminating a literary biography can be." Zoë Wicomb

"A fascinating, highly readable and tremendously insightful account of the processes through which some of the greatest novels of our time came into being." Derek Attridge, University of York

"sheds startling new light on the relentless process of making and remaking that has produced the 2003 Novel Prize winner's oeuvre" Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford

David Attwell is Professor of English at the University of York. He is also the author of "J.M.Coetzee: South Africa and the Politics of Writing" and editor of "Doubling he Point: essays and interviews".
Attwell (D.) & Attridge (D.) eds. THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE,
877 pp., paperback, N ew York, 2012. R450
A chronological history of South African literature in the country's eleven official languages, and more minor ones, produced by a team of over forty international experts, including Elleke Boehmer, Stephen Clingman, Carli Coetzee, Dorothy Driver, Ian Glenn, Ntongela Masilela, Michael Green, Craig MacKenzie, Bhekizizwe Peterson, and Hein Willemse.

David Attwell and Derek Attridge are Professors of English at the University of York.
Aucamp (H.) MITS DESE WIL EK VIR JOU SÊ, briewe van Hennie Aucamp
394 pp., hardback, d.w., Hermanus, 2013. R230
A collection of Hennie Aucamp's personal letters to his friends, including Elize Botha, Amanda Strydom, Abraham de Vries, Dave Pepler, Helize van Vuuren and Margaret Bakkes, compiled by Petrovna Meterlekamp. The letters span more than fifty years of the writer's life, from 1958 to 2011.

Text in Afrikaans.

Afrikaans poet, writer, playwright and academic Hennie Aucamp was born in 1934 in Dordrecht, Eastern Cape, and grew up on a farm. In 1964 he joined the Department of Afrikaans, Faculty of Education, at Stellenbosch University, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. He has been won many literary awards, including the WA Hofmeyr Prize (1974) and the Hertzog Prize (1982). In 2010 he received a Lifetime Literary Achievement Award. He now lives in Cape Town.

Auster (P.) & Coetzee (J.M.) HERE AND NOW, letters, 2008-2011
248 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2013) 2014. R210
A collection of letters exchanged between Paul Auster and J.M.Coetzee over a period of three years, in which they explore everything from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, the financial crisis to art, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love.

J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K", "Disgrace" and "The Childhood of Jesus". He has won many literary awards and was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice. He was awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Paul Auster is the author of "Winter Journal", "Sunset Park", " Man in the Dark", and "The New York Trilogy", amongst many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Baines (G.) & Vale (P.) eds. BEYOND THE BORDER WAR, new perspectives on southern Africa's late-Cold War conflicts
342 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2008. OUT OF PRINT
"This volume offers new perspectives on the Border War through the paradigms of diplomatic and military history, cultural and literary studies, as well as victimology".

Contributions include "The Cold War and South Africa: repetitions and revisions on a prolegomenon" by Peter Vale,
"The Construction and Subversion of Gender Stereotypes in Popular Cultural Representations of the Border War" by Michael Drewett,
"Writing from Within: representations of the Border War in South African literature" by Henriette Roos,
"Remaking Our Histories: the liberation war in post-colonial Namibian writings" by Keike Becker,
"'Oh Shucks, Here Comes UNTAG!': peace-keeping as adventure in Namibia" by Robert Gordon, and
"South Africa's Role in Namibia/Angola: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Account" by Christopher Saunders.

Gary Baines is an Associate Professor in the History Department and Peter Vale is the first Nelson Mandela Chair of Politics, both at Rhodes University.
Beer (L.), Lemmer (E.) & Oliphant (A.W.) comps. WOORDE BLY, kritiese opstelle
256 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R180
A collection of critical essays dedicated to Henriette Roos in honour of her contribution to Afrikaans literature.

Contributions include:
"Narrative and figurative strategies in van Wyk Louw's conception of a national Afrikaans literature" by Andries Walter Oliphant
"Interne en eksterne outeursintensies in die roman 'Agaat' van Marlene van Niekerk" by H.P.van Coller
"Die prosa van Johann de Lange: die versplintering van die 'ek'" by Joan Hambidge
"'Nog eenmaal wil ek in die skemeraand' - enkele kanttekeninge by die geboorte van 'n gedig" by J.C.Kannemeyer

Text in English and Afrikaans.
Bell (D.) & Jacobs (J.U.) eds. WAYS OF WRITING, critical essays on Zakes Mda
408 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R300
A collection of essays devoted to a critical appraisal of the award-winning South African novelist and playwright, Zakes Mda.

Contributions include "A Theatre for Democracy" by David Bell,
"Mapping Memory, Healing the Land: 'The Bells of Amersfoort'" by Shane Graham,
"Chronicles of Belief and Unbelief: Zakes Mda and the question of magical realism in South African literature" by Christopher Warnes,
"Of Funeral Rites and Community Memory: ways of living in 'Ways of Dying'" by Rogier Courau and Sally-Anne Murray,
"Love and Wayward Women in 'Ways of Dying'" by Nokuthula Mazibuko,
"Invidious Interpreters: the post-colonial intellectual in 'The Heart of Redness'" by Mike Kissack and Michael Titlestad,
"Nongqawuse, National Time and 'female' Authorship in 'The Heart of Redness'" by Meg Samuelson, and
"Race. Satire and Post-colonial Possibilities: the collective voice in 'The Madonna of Excelsior'" by N.S.Zulu.

David Bell is a former head of Humanities at Mid-Sweden University College, Sweden.
J.U.Jacobs in Senior Professor of English and Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Bennett (J.), Tsoeu (N.) et al MULTILINGUAL ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY, English, isiZulu, Sesotho, isiXhosa, Setswana, Afrikaans, Sepedi
373pp., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2010. R310
This word and phrase book in seven South African languages is divided into twelve themes, a mini-grammar section and a multilingual index. Suitable for use in schools and the workplace.
Bethlehem (L.) SKIN TIGHT, apartheid literary culture and its aftermath
145 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2006. R230
Using the tools of postcolonial theory and gender studies Louise Bethlehem examines how South African literary studies has viewed the role of literature in a context of severe political oppression and resistance.
Boshoff (C.) NP VAN WYK LOUW EN DIE DERDE AFRIKANER,
230pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R200
Carel Boshoff (iv) discusses the relevance of the works of Afrikaans-language poet, playwright, and scholar, NP van Wyk Louw (1906-1970), for Afrikaners in the 21st century.

Carel Boshoff (iv) has lived in Orania since 1997, and is President of the Orania Movement.
Botha (D.) comp. OM HENNIE AUCAMP TE ONTHOU,
109pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R150
A collection of poems, photographs and narratives published in honour of Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014), Afrikaans poet, short story writer, cabaretist and academic.

Includes contributions by Lina Spies, Amanda Botha, Daniel Hugo, Joan Hambidge, Danie Botha and Abraham de Vries.
Brahimi (D.) NADINE GORDIMER, weaving together fiction, women and politics
178 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R235
Originally published by IFAS/ Editions Karthala as "Nadine Gordimer: la femme, la politique at le roman". Translated from the French by Vanessa Everson and Carl Shapiro.

French scholar Denise Brahimi traces the evolution of Nadine Gordimer's fiction, and the way in which her novels are characterised by her awareness of history.
Branford (J.) & Venter (M.) SAY AGAIN?, the other side of South African English
234pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R260
Jean Branford and Malcolm Venter discuss the many new English words and phrases coined by South African English speakers, as distinguished from the words and phrases borrowed from other languages.
Breytenbach (B.) INTIMATE STRANGER, a writing book
248 pp., paperback, New York, 2009. R330
Breyten Breytenbach's reflections on reading and writing, addressed to a young writer.

Poet, novelist, essayist, activist and visual artist Breyten Breytenbach is currently a Global Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at New York University. In 1994 he received the Alan Paton Award for "Return to Paradise". He won the Hertzog Prize for Poetry for "Papierblom" in 1999, and again in 2008 for "Die Windvanger", for which he also received the University of Johannesburg Prize.
Breytenbach (B.) NOTES FROM THE MIDDLE WORLD,
214 pp., paperback, Chicago, 2009. R185
A collection of essays in which Breyten Breytenbach "takes readers on a journey through the 'Middle World', an imagined space beyond borders and exile, toward an embracing vision of justice for the 'un'citizens' post-modernity has dispossessed." from the back cover

Painter, poet, activist and writer, Breyten Breytenbach is a Global Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at New York University.
Breytenbach (B.) PAROOL/ PAROLE, versamelde toesprake/ collected speeches
212pp., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2015. R300
A collection of Breyten Breytenbach's speeches, delivered at various events around the world between 1968 and 2015. Many are published here for the first time.

Text in Afrikaans and English.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of André Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
472pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2015. R350
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.

Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

Also available in Afrikaans.
Brink (A.) & Jonker (I.) FLAME IN THE SNOW, the love letters of Andre Brink & Ingrid Jonker, edited by Francis Galloway, translated into English by Karin Schimke and Leon de Kock
471pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, slipcase, Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, Cape Town, 2015. R1630
A collection of the more than two hundred love letters exchanged between Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker and Afrikaans novelist André Brink between 1963 and 1965. Fifty years later, in December 2014, three months before his death, André Brink offered these letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication. Also includes an introduction by Willie Burger, Professor of Literature at the University of Pretoria.

This special numbered edition includes additional previously unpublished photographs from André Brink's private collection, including personal photographs of Ingrid Jonker. It also includes a replica of a letter from Ingrid Jonker as an insert in an envelope on the inside back cover. The cover features a double portrait of Brink and Jonker by Hanneke Benadé especially commissioned for this project.
Brink (A.P.) HERINNERINGE AAN PARYS, 'n keur
183 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R185
A selection of sketches and stories about life in Paris from André Brink's first two books on Paris: "Pot- Pourri" (1962) and "Parys-Parys" (1969). André Brink lived in Paris in the 1960s.
Brown (D.) TO SPEAK OF THIS LAND, identity and belonging in South Africa and beyond
214 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R170
Through a series of case studies, which cover Bushman storytelling, rock painting, African-Christian identity and the poetry of Nontsizi Mgqwetho, Mazisi Kunene's "Emperor Shaka the Great", Ronnie Govender's Cato Manor stories, Douglas Livingstone's poetry and the rap music of Prohpets of the City, Duncan Brown explores how people have, historically and in the present, used different forms to express a sense of what it means to live in a particular place.

Foreword, "From //Kabbo to Zapiro", by Antjie Krog.

Duncan Grant is the Deputy Head of the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His previous books include "Voicing the Text: South African oral poetry and performance", available @ R210.
Burger (W.) & Szczurek (K.M.) eds. CONTRARY, critical responses to the novels of André Brink
539 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R350
A collection of essays on André Brink's work. All these essays, written between 1987 and 2009, have been previously published.

Essays include:
"Seksualiteit in die werk van André P.Brink" (2002) by Ampie Coetzee
"'The Need to Storify': re-inventing the past in André Brink's novels" (2007) by Ute Kauer
"André Brink's Prose Oeuvre: an overview" (1996, 1998, 2009) by Godfrey Meintjies
"Eenders en Anders: die diskursiewe network in 'Donkermaan' van André Brink" (2002) by Hennie van Coller.
"I am Dead: You Cannot Read - André Brink's 'On the Contrary'" (1998)by Peter Horn
"'Mise en Abyme' en 'Ander Lewens' van André P.Brink" (2009) by Johan Anker.
Text in English and Afrikaans.

André Brink is the author of over twenty novels. He has won the CNA Award three times, and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Busch (B. & L.) & Press (K.) eds. INTERVIEWS WITH NEVILLE ALEXANDER, the power of language against the language of power
342 pp., map, illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R365
A reconstruction of "a series of interviews conducted between 2006 and 2010, in which Neville Alexander reflected on how the languages he had used throughout his life shaped his world and his relationships with his immediate and wider communities." from the back cover

The book also includes some of Alexander's seminal writings on multilingualism.

"For many of us who were privileged to hear Neville Alexander in moments such as are captured here, this book will strike a chord of deep sadness, sadness for the loss of that wonderful capacity he demonstrates to traverse the arcane and the ordinary and in that to show the extraordinariness of being simply human, not black or white, male or female or any of those numbing binaries which so seem to capture the limited imaginations in which much of our South African experience is rendered." Crain Soudien, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape town

Linguist, educationalist, academic and anti-apartheid struggle veteran Neville Alexander was born in 1936 in Cradock in the Eastern Cape. A member of the National Liberation Front, which he co-founded, he was arrested in 1963 and found guilty of conspiracy to commit sabotage. He spent ten years on Robben Island. A proponent of a multi-lingual South Africa, after his release he did pioneering work in the field of language policy and planning via organisations such as the National Language Project, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in Southern Africa(PRAESA), the South African Committee for Higher Education (SACHED) and the LANGTAG process. In 2008 he received the Linguapax Prize in recognition of his contributions to linguistic diversity and multilingual education. He died in August 2012.
Caminero-Santangelo (B.) & Myers (G.) eds. ENVIRONMENT AT THE MARGINS, literary and environmental studies in Africa
295 pp., paperback, Athens, 2011. R340
A collection of essays that analyse writings by African colonial administrators and literary authors, challenging dominant ideas about nature, conservation and development in Africa and exploring alternative narratives offered by writers and environmental thinkers.

Contributions include:
"'A Beautiful Country Badly Disfigured': enframing and reframing Eric Dutton's 'The Basuto of Basutoland'" by Garth Myers
"'Hunter of Elephants, Take Your Bow!' A historical analysis of nonfiction writing about elephant hunting in southern Africa" by Jane Carruthers
"Waste and Postcolonial History: an ecocritical reading of J.M.Coetzee's 'Age of Iron'" by Anthony Vital
"Never a Final Solution: Nadine Gordimer and the environmental unconscious" by Byron Caminero-Santangelo
"Inventing Tradition and Colonizing the Plants: Ngugi was Thiong'o's 'Petals of Blood' amd Zakes Mda's 'The Heart of Redness'" by Laura Wright.

"Ecocritical studies have long neglected the postcolonial regions of the world, so its refreshing and timely to see a collection of essays focused entirely on Africa. This collection is the first of its kind and as such is positioned to make a vital intervention in postcolonial, ecocritical, and African studies." Elizabeth DeLoughrey, co-editor of "Postcolonial Ecologies: literatures of the environment"

Byron Caminero-Santangelo is an associate professor of English at the University of Kansas.
Garth Myers is Paul E.Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban and International Studies in the Center for Urban and Global Studies and Department of International Studies at Trnity College, Hartford.
Carstens (W.) & le Cordeur (M.) eds. ONS KOM VAN VÊR, bydraes oor bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se rol in die ontwikkeling van Afrikaans
599pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R270
"Die gesprek oor Afrikaans en die bruin mense wat die skrywers in hierdie boek aanroer, is tydig in die opsig dat ná al die ambivalensie oor die Afrikaans van ons hart en die onverskriklike manier waarop ons in hierdie taal verdruk en misken is, ons ons vry­heid gekry het – wat ook verantwoordelikheid meebring om minstens onder mekaar klaarheid te vind oor wat nou vorentoe met ons taal moet gebeur...Met hierdie boek slaag die skrywers daarin om veral bruin Afrikaanssprekendes se trots in hul taal te laat herleef! Dit is geen geringe prestasie nie." Dr Franklin Sonn

Contributions include:
"Die Belydenis van Belhar: belydenis van 'n kerk weerklink wêreldwyd - in Afrikaans" by Jacques Beukes
"Die Khoi-San as Afrikaanse Gemeenskap - gister, vandag en môre" by Willa Boezak
"Herrineringe aan Studente Opstande en hoe dit my Lewe Geraak het - 1976 tot 1980" by Michael le Cordeur
Langarmmusiek vanaf die Kaap tot in Gauteng: 'n bruinmens-ding" by Gavin Davis
"Van Nico Malan tot KunsteKaap" by Marlene le Roux
"In DF Malan se Stoel" by Henry Jeffreys
"Die Sluiting van Onderwyskolleges: 'n groot onreg teen onderwys" by Basil May
"UWK - die universiteit van die werkersklas 1960-201 met die klem op studente- en politieke kultuur" by Cornelius Thomas
"Die Swart Afrikaanse Skrywer" by Willem Fransman Jr
"Adam Small se Transformeerende Afrikaans" by Nico Koopman.

WAM (Wannie) Carstens was Director of the School of Languages at North-West University.
Michael le Cordeur is Chairman of the Department of Curriculum Studies and Senior Lecturer in Afrikaans Education at the University of Stellenbosch.
Chapman (M.) ART TALK, POLITICS TALK,
187 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R210
A collection of essays that offer "perspectives on a single endeavour: how to talk about art in a politically demanding milieu." Michael Chapman

Includes essays on the work of Can Themba, Ruth Miller, Nelson Mandela, Roy Campbell, Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee and Herman Charles Bosman.

Michael Chapman is Professor of English and Head of the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Chapman (M.) GREEN IN BLACK-AND-WHITE TIMES, conversations with Douglas Livingstone
243pp. paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R245
Literary critic Michael Chapman remembers the conversations he had with poet-scientist Douglas Livingstone (1932-1996) in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of these conversations were taped; others he's reconstructed from notes he made immediately afterwards. The conversations are interspersed with a new consideration of the volumes of Douglas Livingstone's poetry.

Michael Chapman is affiliated to the Durban University of Technology and is Professor Emeritus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His publications include "Douglas Livingstone: a critical study of his poetry" and, as editor, "Douglas Livingstone: selected poems".
Clarke (N.A.) & Currey (J.) eds. CHINUA ACHEBE, tributes and reflections
340 pp., paperback, Banbury, 2014. R395
A collection of forty-nine tributes to the writing and legacy of Nigerian novelist, poet, academic and critic Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). Contributors include Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Njabulo Ndebele, Kole Omotoso, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Bernth Lindfors, Ali A.Mazrui and Véronique Tadjo.

James Currey worked from 1967 with Chinua Achebe on the first one hundred titles in the Heinemann African Writers Series. In 1985 he and Clare Currey founded James Currey Publishers.
Ghanaian-born publisher Nana Ayebia Clarke was Submissions Editor of the Heinemann African Writers Series for twelve years until 2002. In 2003 she started Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited together with her husband.

Clarkson (C.) DRAWING THE LINE, toward an aesthetics of transitional justice
204 pp., illus., paperback, New York, 2014. R375
"'Drawing the Line' examines the ways in which cultural, political and legal lines are imagined, drawn, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa - through literary texts, artworks and other forms of cultural production." from the back cover

"What makes Clarkson's project truly dialogical - and what distinguishes it from a number of other analyses of contemporary South African culture and literature - is that she both reads South African culture in terms of theory and also examines and, indeed, displays what South African culture might also offer theory." Russell Samolsky, University of California, Santa Barbara

"One rarely comes across work of such intelligence and imagination. This book is beautifully written, and one finds oneself forever being caught by wonderful and unpredicted connections, turns of phrase, the ease and acuity with which insights from disparate fields are brought together and developed." Emilios Christodoulidis, University of Glasgow

Carrol Clarkson is Associate Professor and Head of Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town.
Coetzee (J.M.) INNER WORKINGS, literary essays 2000 - 2005
304 pp., paperback, Reprint, London, (2007) 2008. R190
Introduction by Derek Attridge.

Essays include "Nadine Gordimer", "V.S.Naipaul, 'Half a Life'", "Walt Whitman", Saul Bellow, the early novels", "William Faulkner and his biographers, and many more.

Most of these essays first appeared, in earlier form, in the New York Review of Books.
Coetzee (J.M.) LE ORIGINI IDEOLOGICHE DELL'APARTHEID, emergere dalla censura
61 pp., paperback, Verona, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
An Italian translation of J.M.Coetzee's essay, "The Intellectual Origins of Apartheid, emerging from censorship".

Translation by Angela Righetti.
Coetzee (J.M.) WHITE WRITING, on the culture of letters in South Africa
194 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1988) 2007. R195
J.M.Coetzee's first volume of criticism, in which "he reads a range of texts, in various genres, which represent the endeavours of white writers to come to terms with the South African landscape and their tenuous place in it". The seven essays examine writing by William Burchell, Thomas Pringle, W.E.G.Louw, W.C.Scully, Roy Campbell, C.W.van den Heever, Olive Schreiner, Pauline Smith, Alan Paton, C.H.Kühn (Mikro), Sarah Gertrude Millin, Guy Butler, Sydney Clouts, and others.

J.M.Coetzee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.

Coetzee (J.M.) & Kurtz (A.) THE GOOD STORY, exchanges on truth, fiction and psychoanalytic psychotherapy
198pp., paperback, London, 2015. R285
An exchange, begun in 2008, between JM Coetzee and psychotherapist Arabella Kurtz, in which they consider psychotherapy and its wider social context.

J.M.Coetzee's work includes "Waiting for the Barbarians", "Life & Times of Michael K","Disgrace" and "Diary of a Bad Year." He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003.
Arabella Kurtz is a consultant clinical psychologist and is completing psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Clinic. She is currently Senior Clinical Tutor on the University of Leicester clinical psychology training course.
Cooper (B.) A NEW GENERATION OF AFRICAN WRITERS, migration, material culture & language
182 pp., paperback, Woodbridge & Pitermaritzburg, 2008. R205
"Brenda Cooper tracks the journeys undertaken by a new generation of African writers, their protagonists and the solid objects that populate their fiction, to depict the material realities of their multiple worlds and languages".

Includes chapters on Biyi Bandele's "The Street", Leila Aboulela's "The Translator" and "Coloured Lights", Jamal Mahoub's "The Carrier", Moses Isegawa's "Abyssinian Chronicles" and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Purple Hibiscus" and "Half of a Yellow Sun".

Brenda Cooper is Director of the Centre for African Studies and a professor in the Department of English Language & Literature at the University of Cape Town.
Coovadia (I.) TRANSFORMATIONS, essays
176 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R225
A collection of essays on writing, politics and culture from a South African perspective.

Imraan Coovadia is the author of four novels: "The Wedding", "Green-eyed Thieves", "High Low In-between", which won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and "The Institute for Taxi Poetry". He directs the creative writing programme at the University of Cape Town.
Coovadia (I.), Parsons (C.) & Dodd (A.) eds. RELOCATIONS, reading culture in South Africa
255pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R315
A collection of essays that reflect on South African culture and creative thinking. These essays are edited contributions from the Great Texts/ Big Questions public lecture series organised by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts and held at the University of Cape Town's Hiddingh Hall in 2009.

"The success of GIPCA's 'Great Texts/ Big Questions' series as conceived by Imraan Coovadia lay in the immediacy of the various subjects as well as in the robust encounters it spurred between the academy and a range of different publics. As a compilation, 'Relocations' vividly captures this vitality and broadens the reach. It is an invaluable and visually stunning contribution to the pressing need for public debate and reflection in South Africa" Jay Pather, Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, Director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, and Artistic Director of Siwela Sonke

Contributions include:
"The Marvels of the Ingenious Knight Don Quijote de la Mancha " by André Brink
"These Things do Happen" by William Kentridge
"A Page" by Gabeba Baderoon, Rustum Kozain and Henrietta Rose-Innes
"An Inconvenient Truth: Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx" by Zackie Achmat
"Gandhi's Hind Swaraj" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"How to Read Lolita" by Imraan Coovadia
"Syntactic Structures: Noam Chomsky and the Colourless Green Revolution in Language Studies" by Rajend Mesthrie
Coullie (J.) et. al. (eds.) SELVES IN QUESTION, interviews on southern African auto/biography
487 pp., paperback, Honolulu, 2006. R230
Includes "I Speak Their Wordless Woe", Dennis Brutus interviewed by Simon Lewis;
"All Autobiography is 'Autre'-biography", J.M.Coetzee interviewed by David Atwell;
"We Would Write Very Dull Books If We Just Wrote about Ourselves", Sindiwe Magona interviewed by Stephan Meyer;
"Metaphors of Self", Es'kia Mphahlele interviewed by N.Chabani Manganyi; "Writing Autobiography and Writing Fiction", Doris Lessing interviewed by M.J.Daymond;
"Reflections in Identity", Breyten Breytenbach interviewed by Marilet Sienaert;
"'Every Secret Thing' as Family Memoir", Gillian Slovo interviewed by Margaretta Jolly;
"Reflections in a Cracked Mirror"' Pieter-Dirk Uys interviewed by Mervyn McMurty;
"Philosophical Reflections on Chronicles of Conversion", Wilhelm Verwoerd interviewed by Stephan Meyer;
"Group Portrait: self, family and nation on exhibit", Paul Faber, Rayda Jacobs and David Goldblatt interviewed by Stephan Meyer, and much more.
Coullie (J.L.) & Visagie (A.) eds. ANTJIE KROG, an ethics of body and otherness
341 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R395
A collection of essays on the work of Antjie Krog.

Contributions include:
"Remembering to Forget: testimony, collective memory and the genesis of the 'new' South African nation in 'Country of My Skull'" by Judith Lűtge Coullie
"The Ethics of Infidelity in 'Country of My Skull'" by Kim Rostan
"Running With the Jackals: Antjie Krog the journalist" by Anthea Garman
"'I have a body, therefore I am': grotesque, monstrous and abject bodies in Antjie Krog's poetry" by Louise Viljoen
"The Ambiquity of the Erotic: Antjie Krog's 'Down To My Last Skin" by Christy Weyer
"'Now strangers walk that place': Antjie Krog, modernity and the making of //Kabbo's story" by Dan Wylie
"The Splendour and Misery of Translation: interview with Antjie Krog" by Ileana Dimitriu.

Judith Lűtge Coullie is Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Publications include a collection of South African women's life writing, "The Closest of Strangers", a co-edited collection of essays on Breyten Breytenbach, "a.k.a.Breyten Breytenbach", and interviews on southern African auto/biography, "Selves in Question".
Andries Visagie is Professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Pretoria.
Currey (J.) AFRICA WRITES BACK, the African Writers Series and the launch of African literature
318 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford, etc., 2008. R250
Publisher James Currey's history of the African Writers Series, started in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as its founding editor. Currey focuses on eight writers: Chinue Achebe, Ngugi, Nuruddin Farah, Alex la Guma, Dennis Brutus, Bessie Head, Mazisi Kunene and Damdudzo Marechera, using the publishing archives held at the University of Reading. Many other writers are discussed: Modikwe Dikobe, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Pepetela, Jack Mapanjie, Charles Mungoshi and Ali Mazrui, to name but a few. The book is well illustrated with George Hallett's photographs of authors and book covers (including one of the young Pallo Jordan for the cover of John Munonye's "A Dancer of Fortune").
d'Almeida (I.), Viakinnou-Brinson (L.) and Pinto (T.) eds. ECO-IMAGINATION, African and diasporan literatures and sustainability
343pp., paperback, Trenton, 2014. R720
A collection of papers from the 2010 African Literature Association (ALA) Conference.

Contributions include:
"Chromosome Cousins and Familiar Strangers: relational selfhood in Chris Mann's ecopoetry" by Mthatiwa Syned
"Foe's Intertexts, Suntexts and Palimpsests" by Eve Eisenberg.

Text in English and French.
Davids (A.) THE AFRIKAANS OF THE CAPE MUSLIMS, from 1815 to 1915
318 pp., map, paperback, Pretoria, 2011. OUT OF PRINT
Edited by Hein Willemse and Suleman E.Dangor.

Achmat Davids examines the Arabic-Afrikaans literary tradition of the Cape Muslim community and traces the emergence of Afrikaans "a'jami" texts, i.e. Afrikaans texts in Arabic script distributed or published at the Cape of Good Hope from early nineteeth century to 1915.

Achmat Davids (1939-1998) published extensively on the heritage, culture and language of the Muslim community of Cape Town. His publications include "Mosques of the Bo-Kaap" (1980), "The History of the Tana Baru" (1985) and "Pages from Cape Muslim History" (1994).
de Kock (L.) LOSING THE PLOT, crime, reality and fiction in postapartheid writing
277pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R380
Leon de Kock's analysis of post-apartheid South African writing.

"De Kock has a strong story to tell about writing in the postapartheid era and, more so, the 'post-postapartheid' era, the period in which the high expectations of 1994 and the golden era of the Mandela presidency turned sour. It is detailed, lively, and full of sharp observation." Derek Attridge, Professor of English, University of York

"De Kock is concerned both with drawing lines of continuity and mapping trajectories of difference between apartheid and postapartheid fiction...He makes a substantial intervention in the field of South African literary and cultural studies." Harry Garuba, Associate Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town

Leon de Kock is Senior Research Associate in the Department of English at the University of Johannesburg.
de Schryver (G-M.) & Reynolds (M.) eds. OXFORD ISIXHOSA - ISINGESI/ ENGLISH - ISIXHOSA, ISICHAZI-MAGAMA SESIKOLO/ SCHOOL DICTIONARY,
562 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R140
This school dictionary also includes diagrams, activities, model letters, maps, verb tables, and pronunciation help.
de Vos (P.) KOP OP 'N BLOK,
248 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R150
A collection of blogs by photographer and writer Philip de Vos , most of which were previously published on the 'Versindaba' website. Also includes anecdotal sketches about well-known South Africans, such as singer Cecilia Wessels, actress Anna Neethling-Pohl, and the writers Freda Linde and Karel Schoeman.

Text in Afrikaans.
de Vries (F.) THE FRED DE VRIES INTERVIEWS, from Abdullah to Zille
325 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R210
Journalist and author Fred de Vries's interviews with musicians Abdullah Ebrahim, Chris Chameleon, Bok van Blerk, Fokofpolisiekar, Toast Coetzer and Steve Hofmeyr, poets Gabeba Baderoon, Ronalda Kamfer, Danie Marais and Yabadaka Shamah, authors Rain Malan, Marlene van Niekerk, Ingrid Winterbach, Kleinboer and Ivan Vladislavic, Cape Town mayor Hellen Zille and businessman Eric Mafuna, amongst others.
Delmas (A.) & Penn (N.) eds. WRITTEN CULTURE IN A COLONIAL CONTEXT, Africa and the Americas, 1500-1900
364 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R352
A collection of essays that focuses on writing during the colonial period in Africa and the Americas.

Contributions include:
"From Travelling to History: an outline of the VOC writing system during the 17th century" by Adrien Delmas,
"Written Culture and the Cape Khoikhoi: from travel writing to Kolb's 'Full Description'" by Nigel Penn,
"Nothing New Under the Sun: anatomy of a literary-historical polemic in colonial Cape Town circa 1880-1910" by Peter Merrington,
"To My Dear Minister: official letters of African Wesleyan evangelists in the late 19th century Transvaal" by Lize Kriel,
"Literacy and Land at the Bay of Natal: documents and practices across spaces and social economies" by Mastin Prinsloo,
"On Not Spreading the Word: ministers of religion and written culture at the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th century" by Gerald Groenewald.

Adrien Delmas teaches history at Sciences-Po, Paris.
Nigel Penn is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "Rogues, Rebels and Runaways" (1999) and "The Forgotten Frontier" (2006).
Dicey (W.) MONGREL,
220pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R230
A collection of essays that investigate a range of topics, from radical environmentalism to the fault lines between farmer and worker and the joys and sorrows of reading.

"Dicey is what I look for in a writer: he has something to say and he puts it across with skill, intelligence and wit." Ivan Vladislavić

William Dicey is the author of "Borderline" (2004). He has worked as a mathematics lecturer, a book designer and a farmer. He divides his time between Cape Town and Ceres.
Doke (C.) et al. comps ENGLISH - ISIZULU, ISIZULU - ENGLISH DICTIONARY,
1251 pp., paperback, Fourth Edition, Johannesburg, (1990) 2014. R420
The fourth edition of the first English and isiZulu dictionary published in South Africa. The English-Zulu Dictionary by Doke, Malcolm and Sikakana was published in 1958 as a companion to the Zulu-English Dictionary by Doke and Vilakazi. The first combined edition was published in 1990.

Linguists C.M.Doke, D.M.Malcolm and J.M.A.Sikakana and poet, novelist and lecutuer B.W.Vilakazi were all based at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Eilersen (G.S.) BESSIE HEAD: THUNDER BEHIND HER EARS, her life and writing
374 pp., paperbackillus., paperback, Revised Edition, Johannesburg, (1995) 2007. R220
A biography about Bessie Head, based on interviews with many of her friends and professional contacts and her extensive correspondence, archived at the Khama Memorial Museun in Serowe. This new edition includes previously unpublished photographs and a new chapter on Bessie Head's childhood.

Writer and academic Gillian Stead Eilersen lectured in the Department of English at Odense Universiry, Denmark, until 1995.
Emenyonu (E.) ed. POLITICS & SOCIAL JUSTICE, African Literature Today 32
197pp., paperback, Woodbridge etc, 2014. R440
Contributions include:
"Breaking the Laws in J.M.Coetzee's 'The Childhood of Jesus" - philosophy & the notion of justice" by Laura Wright
"The Novel as Oral Narrative Performance: the delegitimization of the postcolonial nation in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's 'Matigari Ma Nijiruungi'" by Nicholas Kamau-Goro & Emilia Ilieva
"Abiku in Ben Okri's Imagination of Nationhood: a metaphorical interpretation of colonial-postcolonial politics" by Ikenna Kamalu.
Essa (A.) ZUMA'S BASTARD, encounters with a desktop terrorist
173 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R145
A collection of writings adapted from and inspired by the Thought Leader blog, Accidental Academic, created by journalist, columnist and lecturer Azad Essa. The blog won the Best Political Blog at the 2009 SA Blog Awards.

Foreword by Ferial Haffajee.

"At once 'tjatjarag' and lyrical, the digitally compressed and accelerated voice of a South Africa that no media tribunal could ever silence." Nic Dawes, editor-in-chief, Mail & Guardian newspaper

"Azad is a journalist for the 21st century. He is at the beginning of a professional life of activism, action and a whole lot of fun. I have no doubt that this will be the first book of many. I am honoured to be associated with it." Ferial Haffajee

Azad Essa is currently working for the Al Jazeera Network in Doha, Qatar.
Farred (G.), Kavwahirehi (K.) & Praeg (L.) eds. VIOLENCE IN/ AND THE GREAT LAKES, the thought of V-Y Mudimbe and beyond
228 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R255
A collection of essays honouring the intellectual legacy of Valentin Mudimbe. The essays focus on the question of violence and its effects in Africa generally, and specifically in the Great Lakes region of Africa. This publication emerged from a seminar held at Rhodes University in August 2013.

Contributions include:
"For a Common Ascension in Humanity: the intellectual's mission in the Great Lakes region" by Kasereka Kavwahirehi
"Life, 'Life' and Death" by Grant Farred
"Violence and Details of Violence in the Novels of V-Y Mudimbe" by Justin Bisanswa
"A Phenomenology of Violence" by Laura Kerr
"On the Banality of Violence: state, power and the everyday in Africa" by Zubairu Wai
"Postcards from the Postcolony" by Leonhard Praeg.

Grant Farred in Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University.
Kasereka Kavwahirehi is Professor of French at the University of Ottawa.
"Leonhard Praeg is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.
Field (R.) ALEX LA GUMA, a literary & political biography
258 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2010. R220
In his book on novelist and political activist Alex la Guma (1925-85) Roger Field combines biography with literary and political analyses to offer fresh insights into la Guma's major texts.

This book was first published in the U.K. in 2010.
Fincham (G.) DANCE OF LIFE, the novels of Zakes Mda in post-apartheid South Africa
182 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R250
Gail Fincham discusses Zakes Mda's fiction, focusing especially on the performative dimension of his novels.

"Focusing on the narrative strategies of Mda, Fincham proffers an original reading of his texts from 1995 which connects the visual, the performative and history." Prof. Wendy Woodward, University of the Western Cape

"There is an energy and creativity in the writing that answers to Mda's...One looks forward to seeing more work of this kind, where reader and text are working together in a productive dialogue." David Attwell, University of York

Gail Fincham teaches in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town.
Fincham (G.), Hawthorn (J.) & Lothe (J.) eds. OUTPOSTS OF PROGRESS, Joseph Conrad, modernism and post-colonialism
226pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
This collection of revised versions of papers given at a 2011 conference held at the University of Cape Town and at the Goedgedacht Trust Olive Farm in the Western Cape consider Joseph Conrad's approach to Africa, and the relationship between Joseph Conrad's works and the work of various African writers.

Contributions include:
"At the Dying of Two Centuries: 'Heart of Darkness' and 'Disgrace'" by David Medalie
"'Positioning' the reader in Conrad's Marlow narratives and in Ngugi wa Thiong'o's "A Grain of Wheat'" by Gail Fincham.

Gail Fincham is Emerita Professor in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town.
Jeremy Hawthorn is Emeritus Professor of Modern British Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Jakob Lothe is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo.
Foley (A.) THE IMAGINATION OF FREEDOM, critical texts and times in contemporary liberalism
315 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R220
Andrew Foley explores the work of writers who have responded from a liberal viewpoint when the freedom of the individual has been threatened by political developments. He discusses the work of Alan Paton, Chinua Achebe, Athol Fugard, Ken Kesey, Seamus Heaney, Fay Weldon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ian McEwan and others, in order to clarify their political vision, assess their significance and develop a case for liberalism as a political philosophy.

Andrew Foley is Professor and Head of the Department of English in the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Frenkel (R.) RECONSIDERATIONS, South African Indian fiction and the making of race in postcolonial culture
165 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R200
Ronit Frenkel examines how contemporary South African Indian fiction offers new ways of thinking about South African culture, and discusses the writings of Imraan Coovadia, Achmat Dangor, Farida Karodia, Beverley Naidoo, Agnes Sam, Shamin Sarif, Ishtiyaq Shukri and Jayapraga Reddy.
Gadd (A.) A-Z PLACE NAMES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
223pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Ann Gadd covers over 900 settlements, villages, towns, and cities in South Africa, with information on the origins of local place names, historic facts, and things to do.
Gaonkar (D.P.) & Lee (B.) eds. PUBLIC CULTURE, volume 14, number 1, winter 2002: PUBLIC CULTURE
279 pp., illus., paperback, Society for Transnational Cultural Studies, Duke U, 2002. R225
Public Culture is a journal sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the University of Chicago and the Society for Transnational Cultural Studies, Duke University. It is published three times a year.

Contributions include "African Modes of Self-Writing" by Achille Mbembe.
Garman (A.) ANTJIE KROG AND THE POST-APARTHEID PUBLIC SPHERE, speaking poetry to power
204pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R350
Anthea Garman "looks at how Krog's particular biography and trajectory as an Afrikaans female writer have contributed to a distinctive voice emerging in public, not only in South Africa but also internationally...how, through poetry, news journalism, essays and her hybrid-genre books, Krog has developed a particular persona and subjectivity as a writer of testimony and witness" from the preface

Anthea Garman is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University.
Gaylard (G.) ed. MARGINAL SPACES, reading Ivan Vladislaviç
368 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R250
A collection of critical material on Ivan Vladislaviç's fiction, ranging from academic articles to reviews and interviews.

Contributions include:
"An Extraordinary Volume Romps in My Head", Tony Morphet on "Missing Persons"
"'I Take Up My Spade and Dig': Verwoerd, Tsafendas and the position of the writer in the early fiction of Ivan Vladislaviç" by Christopher Thurman
"Postmodern Castle in the Air", Ivor Powell on "The Folly"
"Citadel and Web", Ingrid de Kock on "The Folly"
"Fossicking in the House of Love: apartheid masculinity in 'The Folly'" by Gerald Gaylard
"Setting, Intertextuality and the Resurrection of the Postcolonial Author in 'Kidnapped'" by Zoë Wicomb
"Review of 'The Restless Supermarket'" by Lionel Abrahams
"'Minor Disorders': Ivan Vladislaviç and the dissolution of South African English" by Stefan Helgesson
"Layers of Permanence: towards a spatial-materialist reading of Ivan Vladislaviç's 'The Exploded View'" by Shane Graham
"On Ivan Vladislaviç on Willem Boshoff on Conceptual Art" by Sally-Ann Murray
"Dismantling the Architecture of Apartheid: Vladislaviç's private poetics in 'Portrait with Keys'" by Jane Poyner
"The Invisible City: surface and underneath in 'Portrait with Keys'" by Sarah Nuttall.

Gerald Gaylard is Associate Professor and previous Head of the English Department at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of "After Colonialism: African postmodernism and magical realism".
Gordimer (N.) TELLING TIMES, writing and living, 1954-2008
740 pp., hardback, d.w., London, 2010. R295
A collection of Nadine Gordimer's non-fiction.

Essays include "A South African Childhood: allusions to a landscape" (1954),
"Why Did Bram Fischer Choose Jail?" (1966),
"The New Black Poets" (1973),
"What Being a South African Means to Me: address at the University of Cape Town" (1977),
"The Idea of Gardening: J.M.Coetzee's 'The Life and Times of Michael K'" (1984),
"New Notes from Underground: Breyten Breytenbach's 'Mouroir'" (1984),
"Sorting the Images from the Man: Nelson Mandela" (1990),
"Rising to the Ballot" (1994),
"When Art Meets Politics" (1999),
"Africa's Plague, and Everyone's" (2000),
"Fear Eats the Soul" (2003) and,
"Desmond Tutu As I Know Him" (2006).
Goudvis (B.) SOUTH AFRICAN ODYSSEY, the autobiography of Bertha Goudvis
218 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R195
Edited by Marcia Leveson.

Bertha Goudvis (née Cinamon) was born in England in 1876 and came with her family to South Africa at the age of five. She spent her youth trekking by ox-wagon from one small mining town to another. She worked as a correspondent for The Natal Mercury, as a journalist for Johannesburg's The Star, published a novel, "Little Eden" (1949) and short stories in "The Mistress of Mooiplaas and Other Stories" (1956). She also wrote a libretto for a musical and several plays. She died in 1966.
Govinden (D.) "SISTER OUTSIDERS", the representation of identity and difference in selected writings by South African Indian women
385 pp., paperback, Pretoria & Leiden, 2008. R217
Devarakshanam (Betty) Govinden discusses Ansuyah Singh's "Behold the Earth Mourns", Zuleikha M.Mayat's "A Treasure Trove of Memories", Jayapraga Reddy's "The Unbending Reed" and "On the Fringe of Dreamtime and Other Stories", Anges Sam's "Jesus is Indian and Other Stories", Dr Goonam's "Coolie Doctor", as well as the writings of Phyllis Naidoo, Fatima Meer and Farida Karodia.
Gqola (P.D.) WHAT IS SLAVERY TO ME?, postcolonial/ slave memory in post-apartheid South Africa
247 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R290
Pumla Gqola "examines how the South African imagination conceives of, constructs and interprets itself at a time of transition, and how slavery is evoked and remembered as part of negotiating current ways of being." from the introduction

"'What is Slavery to Me?' is a landmark book on the role of slavery in shaping contemporary South Africa. Drawing on historical scholarship as well as studies of slavery worldwide, Gqola delivers a brilliant new piece of literary and cultural analysis" Gabeba Baderoon

Pumla Dineo Gqola is Associate Professor of Literary, Media and Gender Studies at the School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.
Graham (L.V.) STATE OF PERIL, race and rape in South African literature
253 pp., hardback. d.w., New York, 2012. R450
An examination of rape narratives in South African literature, from the colonial era to the present. Includes readings of work by Olive Schriener, Sol Plaatje, Sarah Gertrude Millin, Njabulo Ndebele, J.M.Coetzee, Zoë Wicomb, Daphne Rooke, Arthur Maimane, Farida Karodia, Lauretta Ngcobo, and Achmat Dangor.

Lucy Valerie Graham is a lecturer in English at Stellenbosch University.
Graham (S.) SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE AFTER THE TRUTH COMMISSION , mapping loss
235 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R171
First published in the U.K. in 2009.

Shane Graham investigates how post-apartheid theatre-makers and writers of fiction, poetry, and memoir have used their art to come to terms with South Africa's violent past and rapidly changing present.

Writers discussed include Antjie Krog, Ingrid de Kock, Jane Taylor, Achmat Dangor, Ivan Vladislavíc, K.Sello Duiker, Aziz Hassim, Zoë Wicomb, Zakes Mda, Anne Landsman, Phaswane Mpe and Sindiwe Magona.

"Graham's astute and lucid analyses show how the inward turn of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has turned outward, leaving its mark on the public and social spaces of a fledgling and still struggling democracy." David Attwell, Professor and Head of English, University of York

Shane Graham is an assistant professor of English at Utah State University.
Gray (S.) ed. REMEMBERING BOSMAN, Herman Charles recollected, tributes, memoirs, sketches, interviews
189 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2009. R230
This collection includes tributes written to celebrate the memory of Herman Charles Bosman by colleagues on his death, verses written in his honour during his lifetime and after, articles by other friends and acquaintances, and interviews with witnesses to his life.

Contents include "A Portrait from Memory" by George Howard,
"My Cousin Herman" by Zita Grové,
"Mr Bosman: a protégé's memoir" by Lionel Abrahams,
"Last Chapters" by Bosman's wife Helena Lake,
"Laughing Cavalier" by Edgar Bernstein,
""A Personal Tribute" by Leon Feldberg,
"Schooldays" by Eddie Roux", and
"The Poet Prisoner" by Lago Clifford.
Gupta (P.), Hofmeyr (I.) & Pearson (M.) eds. EYES ACROSS THE WATER, navigating the Indian Ocean
394 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R315
Foreword by Amitav Ghosh.

A collection of papers on the Indian Ocean world, re-emerging as a major arena in world politics in the twenty-first century. These papers were first presented at a colloquium hosted by the South Africa/ India Research Thrust at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2007. Two additional essays were solicited after the conference.

Contributions include "Africa as a Fault Line in the Indian Ocean" by Isabel Hofmeyr,
"The Unwieldy Fetish: desire and disavowal of Indianness in South Africa" by Thomas Blom Hansen,
"The South African Indian Film Industry: new directions in Indian commercial and disporic cinema" by Stefanie Lotter,
"'African Appendix': distortion, forgery and superfluity on a southern littoral" by Ashraf Jamal,
"Navigating Difference: gender, miscegenation and Indian domestic space in twentieth-century Durban" by Jon Soske, and
"Transnational Spaces, Islam and the Interaction of Indian and African Identity Strategies in South African During and After Apartheid" by Preben Kaarsholm.

Pamila Gupta is a researcher at WISER, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research.
Isable Hofmeyr is Professor of African Literature and Acting Director of the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Michael Pearson is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Gutberlet (M-H.) & Snyman (C.) eds. SHOE SHOP,
278 pp., b/w & colour illus.,paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R225
An anthology of personal stories and images about walking, movement and migration on the African continent.

"This publication presents a mulling over of iterations and projections seen from various perspectives. It stands as a bridge between the project, Migration & Media and its last iteration in Bamako 2011, and an evolving Shoe Shop exhibition to be held in greater Johannesburg in 2012, which will address walking and movement as literal and conceptual spaces. Migration & Media started in 2006 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It has since been variously realised as film, literature and visual arts platforms under the label, Migration & Media. Within this context European and African artists and academics were invited to think about the perception and self-representation of migration issues in the arts." from the foreword.

Contributions include:
"A Walk in the Night, breaking the lines of force in postcolonial African narratives" by Andries Walter Oliphant
"Where is Home?" by Thabiso Sekgala
"Bridging Movement Binaries through Time, a description of a work in progress" by Jyoti Mistry.

Marie-Helene Gutberlet grew up in Germany, Benin and Switzerland. After many years in academia she now works as a freelance writer and curator.
Cara Snyman was born in 1981 in Pretoria. She works in the programme department of Goethe-Institut in Johanneburg, managing visual arts projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hale (F.) THE TWO AFRICAS OF FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG, exploring Britain's premier novelist of Africa
394pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R350
English novelist Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) spent many years in sub-Saharan Africa, initially during the First World War when he served as a medical officer in the British Army. He emigrated to South Africa after the end of the Second World War and lived in Cape Town and Montagu until his death. Between 1918 and 1952 he wrote seven novels about East Africa and South Africa, including "The Crescent Moon", "Sea Horses", "They Seek a Country", "The City of Gold" and "Pilgrim's Rest". He also published two volumes of poetry and two works of non-fiction: "Marching on Tanga" and "In South Africa".

"Frederick Hale's just and careful study of Francis Brett Young brings to our attention the work of a neglected writer whose imagination was stirred by a complex experience of Africa in the last decades of British imperialism." Anthony Eden Voss, Emeritus Professor of English, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Frederick Hale is currently Extraordinary Professor at North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Hamilton (G.) ed. READING MARECHERA,
196 pp., paperback, Suffolk, 2013. R340
A collection of essays on the work of Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera.

Contributions include:
"A Brotherhood of Misfits: the literary anarchism of Dambudzo Marechera & Percy Bysshe Shelley" by Tinashe Mushakavanhu
"Grotesque Intimacies: embodiment & the spirit of violence in 'House of Hunger'" by Anna-Leena Toivanen
"Black, But Not Fanon: reading 'The Black Insider'" by David Huddart
The Avant-Garde Power of 'Black Sunlight': radical recontextualizations of Marechera from Darius James to China Miéville" by Mark P.Williams
"Classical Allusion in Marechera's Prose Works" by Madhlozi Moyo.

Grant Hamilton is Assistant Professor with the Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His other publications include "Deleuze and Coetzee on the Colonized Subject" (2011).
Head (D.) THE CAMBRIDGE INTRODUCTION TO J.M.COETZEE,
113 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2009. R200
A survey of J.M.Coetzee's fiction up to "Diary of a Bad Year" (2007).

Dominic Head is Professor of Modern English Literature at the University of Nottingham.
Hiles (L.) & Guzana (Z.) eds. OXFORD FIRST BILINGUAL DICTIONARY, isiXhosa + English
64 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2007) 2009. R72
Suitable for learners of English and isiXhosa in Grade 2 and upwards.
Hirson (D.) WHITE SCARS, on reading and rites of passage
197 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R155
Denis Hirson discusses four books which influenced him at important times in his life: "Shooting at Sharpville" by Ambrose Reeves, "Die Ysterkoei Moet Sweet" by Breyten Breytenbach, "In a Marine Light" by Raymond Carver and "Je me souviens" by George Perec.

Hirson is the author if "The House Next Door to Africa", "I Rembember King Kong (The Boxer)" and "We Walk Straight So You Better Get Out the Way".
Hirson (D.) WORLDS IN ONE COUNTRY, a brief survey of South African writing - nineteenth century to 1994
148 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R120
A brief introduction to the history of South African writing which takes into account prose, poetry and theatre, in English, Afrikaans and several African languages. Intended for students and the general public.

Born and raised in South Africa, Denis Hirson now lives in France and teaches at the Ecole Polytechnique outside Paris. He is the editor of two anthologies, "The Heinemann Book of South African Short Stories" (with Martin Trump), and "The Lava of this Land, South African poetry 1960-1996", and the author of the novel "The Dancing and the Death on Lemon Street".
Holland (H.) & Roberts (A.) eds. FROM JO'BURG TO JOZI, stories about Africa's infamous city
293 pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2000) 2010. R140
Heidi Holland and Adam Roberts invited journalists and writers - South Africans and foreigners who have lived in Johannesburg - to write about the city.

"Paul Kruger called the place Sodom and Gomorrah and everyone who didn't live there thought he was putting it mildly. They still do." Christopher Hope

"If it is true, as Buddhist sages maintain, that materialism coarsens the spirit and that life itself is an illusion, Jo'butg is a fine place to pursue enlightenment. Theft is so common that it's hardly worth mentioning. Everyone knows someone who was murdered. You either allow the danger to poison your psyche and deaden your soul, or you learn to be brave, and laugh at the prospect of your own annihilation. It's not necessarily akin to wisdom, but it's a fine quality anyway. I love Jo'burgers. They're loud and vulgar, and the worst of them will shoot you or embezzle your trust fund if you don't watch your back, but they all have something the Boer poet Breytenbach called 'heartspace'. It comes from living on adrenalin, which is, of course, the intoxicant that keeps us here, or draws us back if we try to escape...Foreigners think we're nuts, coming back to a doomed city on a damned continent, but there's something you don't understand: it's boring where you are. Yo'll probably live longer than us and acquire more possessions, but there's no ferment in your societies, no excitement, no edge. Your newspapers are bland and your politics are inconsequential, so many storms in teacups. You want crises? We've got real ones - Aids, forty percent umemployment, the highest rape and murder rates on the planet and a government that wants to put blacks in our national rugby team, just on principle..." Rian Malan

Contributors include Hilda Bernstein, Shaun de Waal, Max du Preez, Mark Gevisser, Jodie Ginsberg, Christopher Hope, Barbara Ludman, Kgafela oa Magogodi, Arthur Maimane, Rian Malan, John Matshikiza, Zakes Mda, Gcina Mhlophe, Anthony Sampson, Wally Serote, Veronique Tadjo, Jann Turner, Marlene van Niekerk and Ivan Vladislavic.
Irele (F.A.) ed. THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO THE AFRICAN NOVEL,
282 pp., paperback, Cambridge, 2009. R290
A collection of essays on fiction in the European languages and Arabic from North Africa and African south of the Sahara.

Contributions include "The Afrikaans Novel" by Christopher Warnes,
"Chinua Achebe and the African Novel" by Dan Izevbaye,
"Protest and Resistance" by Barbara Harlow,
"The African Historical Novel" by M.Keith Booker,
"Magical Realism and the African Novel" by Ato Quayson, and
"The African Novel and the Feminine Condition" by Nana Wilson-Tagoe.

F.Abiola Irele is Visiting Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
Jackson (S.), Demissie (F.) & Goodwin (M.) eds. IMAGINING, WRITING, (RE)READING THE BLACK BODY,
188 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R263
A collection of essays that explore how the Black body "has been historically produced and constructed as an object of desire, menace, literary trope and political embodiment of the 'Other'". The book grew out of an international conference, "The Black Body: imagining, writing, and re(reading)", held at DePaul University in 2004.

Contributions include "Displaying Africans at l'Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris, 1931" by Fassil Demissie,
"Unshackling Black Women's Bodies" by Dorothy E.Roberts,
"Blackwomen's Bodies as Battlegrounds in Black Consciousness Literature: wayward sex and (interracial) rape as tropes in Staffrider, 1978-1982" by Pumla Dineo Gqola, and
"Black Bodies and the Representation of Blackness in Imagined Futures" by Sandra Jackson.
Jacobs (J.) DIASPORA AND IDENTITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN FICTION,
354pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R385
In this study of twenty novels J.U.Jacobs demonstrates how diaspora is a dominant theme and the diasporic subject the most recognisable figure in contemporary South African fiction. Novelists studied include Karel Schoeman, Zoë Wicomb, Zakes Mda, J.M.Coetzee, Aziz Hassim, Ivan Vladislavić, and Njabulo Ndebele.

J.U.Jacobs is Emeritus Professor of English, Senior Research Associate and Fellow of the University of KawZulu-Natal.
Jaffer (Z.) NOT BY DREAD ALONE, thoughts about our journalism
60 pp., paperback, , 2011. R70
An essay on the state of journalism in South Africa.


Journalist and author Zubeida Jaffer currently works as Communications Specialist for the Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel. She is also the author of the book, "Love in the Time of Treason".
Jansen (E.) SOOS FAMILIE, stedelike huiswerkers in Suid-Afrikaanse tekste
57pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2015. R350
Elsa Jansen explores the character of "the servant" in South African literature, from the time of the V.O.C to the present. Characters discussed include Minnie Postma's Julia, Elsa Joubert's Poppie, Riana Scheepers' Katriena, Koos Kombuis' Kytie, JM Coetzee's Florence and Antjie Krog's Victoria. She also discusses autobiographical accounts by black women who have worked as servants, as recorded in the book "Thula Baba" (1987) and by Sindiwe Magona in "To My Children's Children", "Living, Loving, and Lying Awake at Night" and "Forced to Grow".

Ena Jansen taught literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. She now lives in Amsterdam where she is Professor of South African literature at the University of Amsterdam. She also lectures at the Free University and is a research associate at the University of Johannesburg.
Jenkins (E.) FALLING INTO PLACE, the story of modern South African place names
220 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R200
Elwyn Jenkins provides detailed accounts of how towns, cities, suburbs, provinces and airports have been named, and sometimes renamed, over the last 30 years.

Jenkins is Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of English Studies at the University of South Africa and President of the South African Institute of Race Relations. He was appointed to the National Place Names Committee in 1987, served on the committe that drafted the South African Geographical Names Council Act, and was appointed by the Minister to the new Council in 1999, serving until 2003.
Jenkins (E.) SEEDLINGS, English children's reading & writers in South Africa
235 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2012. R239
Elwyn Jenkins looks at a selection of South African children's books in English. Books discussed include "The Chronicles of Peach Grove Farm" by Nellie Fischer, "Platkops Children" by Pauline Smith, "Little Veld Folk" by Cecil Shirley, "The Suitcase Stories, refugee children reclaim their identities" by Glynis Clacherty, and various collections of San tales.

Elwyn Jenkins is Professor Emeritus and Professor Extraordinary in the Department of English Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). His other books include "Children of the Sun, selected writers and themes in South African children's literature", "South Africa in English-language Children's Literature, 1814-1912" and "National Character in South African English Children's Literature".
Johnson (D.) IMAGINING THE CAPE COLONY, history, literature, and the South African nation
222 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R335
David Johnson relates the literatures and histories of the Cape to postcolonial debates about nationalism.

"This is an outstandingly insightful and innovative study. David Johnson single-handedly opens up new research terrains by challenging current orthodoxies about literary and historical representation and he brings the early Cape Colony into the centre of contemporary debates about identity, power and the pervasive presence of inequality in post-apartheid South Africa." Nigel Worden, King George V Professor of History, University of Cape Town

"The excitement of reading this book is in its delivering more than the title indicates. Grounded in meticulous historical research, Johnson's work engages with contemporary debates about the nation, offering the innovative argument that colonial forms of nationhood and nationalism, resisted/ subverted/ even ignored normative concepts developed in the northern hemisphere." Benita Parry, Emerita Professor, University of Warwick

David Johnson is senoir lecturer in English at The Open University. His other writings include the books "Shakespeare and South Africa" (1996) and "Jurisprudence: a South African perspective" (2001).
Jolly (R.) CULTURED VIOLENCE, narrative, social suffering, and engendering human rights in contemporary South Africa
184 pp., paperback, Liverpool & Pietermaritzburg, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
Rosemary Jolly "explores contemporary South African culture as a test case for the achievement of democracy by constitutional means in the wake of prolonged and violent conflict. The books addresses key ethical issues, normally addressed from within the discourses of law, the social sciences, and health sciences, through narrative analysis. To make her argument, Rosemary Jolly draws from and juxtaposes narratives of profoundly different kinds: fictional narratives, such as the work of Nobel Laureate J.M.Coetzee; public testimony, from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and from Jacob Zuma's 2006 rape trial; and personal testimony, drawn from interviews undertaken by the author over the past ten years in South Africa." from the back cover

"Moving freely between testimony and fiction, social realities and their representations, Rosemary Jolly's admirable study engages unflinchingly with her subject, asking tough questions about the perpetuation of violence and the problem of complicity." Derek Attridge, University of York

Professor Rosemary Jolly holds appointments in the Department of English, Southern African Research Centre and Institute for Population and Public Health at Queen's University, Canada. Her previous books include "Colonization, Violence and Narration in White South African Writing" (1996), co-edited by Derek Attridge, and "Writing South Africa" (1997).
Joubert (E.) REISIGER,
488 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R300
The second volume of award-winning Afrikaans novelist Elsa Joubert's autobiography. The first volume, "'n Wonderlike Geweld" (2005), is also available @ R275

Elsa Joubert's first novel, "Ons wag op die Kaptein" (1963) won the Eugene Marais Prize. Her 1978 novel "Die swerfjare van Poppie Nongena" was awarded the WA Hofmeyr Prize, the CNA Prize and the Louis Luyt Prize. In 1981 she was awarded the Winifred Holtby Prize by the British Royal Society of Literature, also becoming a member. Her novel, "Die reise van Isobelle" (1995) won the Hertzog Prize.

Text in Afrikaans.
Kalu (A.C.) ed. THE RIENNER ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN LITERATURE,
, Boulder, 2007. R595
This anthology, arranged chronologically and within historical periods, by region, includes stories from the southern African oral tradition and writing by Thomas Mofolo, Peter Abrahams, Es'kia Mphahlele, Bessie Head, Nadine Gordimer, Dambudzo Marechera, Gcina Mhlope, Dennis Brutus, Agostinho Neto, Chenjerai Hove, Njabulo Ndebele, Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, Lewis Nkosi, and many others.

Anthonia C.Kalu is Professor of Black Studies at the University of Northern Colorado.
Kapp (P.) MATIES & AFRIKAANS, 'n besondere verhouding, 1911-2011
261 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2013. R180
Pieter Kapp discusses the relationship between the Afrikaans language and the history of the University of Stellenbosch.

Pieter Kapp was Professor of History at the University of Stellenbosch from 1986 to 1999. As president of the Convocation he took a stand against moves to replace Afrikaans with English as the medium of education on the campus. Currently he is a research associate at the University of the Free State.
Kirsch (B.), Skorge (S.) & Khumalo (N.) ZOOMING IN ON ZULU, a phrasebook - and much more
249pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, 2004 (2015). R170
In addition to a collection of useful phrases with a pronunciation guide, this book provides information on the cultural background to Zulu words and phrases and explains the grammatical rules of the language.
Kirsch (B.), Skorge (S.) & Magona (S.) CLICKING WITH XHOSA, a Xhosa phrasebook
218pp., map, illus., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town , (2001) 2014. R160
This Xhosa phrasebook includes pronunciation guides, the basic rules of Xhosa grammar, mini Xhosa-English and English-Xhosa dictionaries, information of Xhosa culture and idioms, brief profiles of prominent Xhosa-speakers, and guides to places of interest in South Africa.
Kleyn (L.) et. al. (eds.) POMP, 08
452 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2008. R180
An Afrikanns publication that celebrates literature, journalism, music, architecture, film, photography and art.

Articles include "Koos du Plessis, nagspel met woorde" by Andries Bezuidenhout,
"Elize Botha, 'n huldeblyk" by Joan Hambidge,
"Konkrete poësie", with poems by Jan du Plessis, Hennie Meyer and Adolph van Coller,
"Afrikaanse Stripkuns" by Daniel du Plessis,
"Woedend oor Boekontwerp in Suid-Afrika" by Daniël and Tienie du Plessis, and much more.

Text in Afrikaans.
Koch (J.) A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LITERATURE, Afrikaans literature, part one: from the 17th to the 19th century, translated from the Polish by Dominika Ferens
359pp., paperback, First English Language Edition, Pretoria, 2015. R435
First published in Poland.

This history is divided into three historical periods: the Dutch colonial period (1652-1795), the British colonial period (first part of the 19th century) and the time of the language movements (latter half of the 9th century).

"A superb work of scholarship: it is thorough, detailed, careful and very readable". Professor Craig MacKenzie, University of Johannesburg

Jerzy Koch is Professor in the Department of Dutch and South African Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and Research Fellow at the Free State University, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Kruger (L.) IMAGINING THE EDGY CITY, writing, performing and building Johannesburg
274 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2013. R300
"Loren Kruger makes a compelling interdisciplinary argument for the centrality of performance and spatial practices in the history of Johannesburg. In terms of originality, I know of no other book that displays the stunning synthetic intelligence in 'Imagining the Edgy City'. Readers will get a clear sense of the genealogy of boosterist Johannesburg and its exemplarity in relation to important and ongoing historiographic debates about imperial modernity, apartheid, and globalization." Neville Hoad, author of "African Intimacies: race, homosexuality and globalization"

"'Imagining the Edgy City' deploys theatre, literature, film, art and photography to explore how all kinds of desires are materially etched into the city's fabric in an often uncanny interdependency of the dreamed and the built, and how this reciprocity absorbs a multitude of efforts in all of their unruly contradictions." AbdouMalig Simone, author of "For the City Yet to Come" changing African life in four cities"

"An extraordinary amalgam of histories and geographies, destruction and inspiration, Loren Kruger's outstanding book brings to life South Africa's largest city. 'Imagining the Edgy City' is an indispensable contribution to urban studies that will resonate far beyond Johannesburg." Saskia Sassen, author of "Cities in a World Economy"

"'Imagining the Edgy City' contests two prevailing assumptions in accounts of Johannesburg: that the city's present is discontinuous with its past and that the segregation of its white and black inhabitants dominates every aspect of its evolution. Kruger's study unsettles the eschatology of the rise and fall of apartheid by sketching a chronology of broadly defined 'performances' of power, jurisdiction, sovereignty and their contestation in designated, informal and incidental spaces in the city." Michael Titlestad, author of "Making the Changes: jazz in South African literature and reportage".

Loren Kruger is Professor of Comparative and English Literatures at the University of Chicago, where she also has research affiliations to the Urban Network and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Her previous books include The Drama of South Africa and Post-Imperial Brecht, which received the Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Study awarded by the Modern Language Association.
La Vita (M.) GESPREKKE MET MERKWAARDIGE MENSE,
252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R208
A collection of journalist Murray La Vita's conversations with South African writers, artists, musicians, chefs, and activists, including Breyten Breytenbach, André Brink, Joan Hambidge, Antjie Krog, Ingrid Winterbach, Deon Meyer, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Abdullah Ibrahim, David Kramer, Desmond Tutu, Rhoda Kadalie, Helen Suzman and Frederick Van Zyl Slabbert.

These interviews were originally published in "Die Burger", an Afrikaans newspaper published in Cape Town.

Text in Afrikaans.
Lategan (H.) BINNEKRING VAN SPOOKASEMS, stories oor die lewe
197 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R195
Amanda Botha has compiled this selection from journalist and writer Herman Lategan’s weekly "Woorde wat Wip" column, published in Rapport.

"Hierdie stories is seerkry-mooi" Koos Kombuis

"Hierdie boek vra om gelees to word. Dis die stem van 'n gebore storieverteller. Herman is 'n man met 'n aanvoeling vir die juiste woord, die tekenende vergelyking: 'hartseer ogies soos geweekte dim sum.' Die vertellings en sketse verskuif van 'n nostalgiese optowering van toeka se dae, na skerp satire, na magiese realisme, na karaktersketse, na ironiese refleksie. Ja, 'menseweë roer ook hiér die hart'. Lees dit." Marié Heese

Text in Afrikaans.
Lazar (K.) HEMISPHERES, inside a stroke
85 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R145
A collection of essays on life after a stroke. Karen Lazar had a stroke in 2001, from which she has partially recovered. She lives in Johannesburg and is an English educator at the Wits School of Education.

"A filigree of finely-crafted pieces, 'Hemispheres' narrates the journey of recomposing life, joy and love from a body made alien through stroke. Wry, ironic, comic, joyous, desolate, celebratory, surreal, the mosaic of text reconfigures love from loss; each subtle fragment a tessera against time. A book of desolation and consolation. I will return to it often." Isabel Hofmeyr, Professor of African Literature, University of the Witwatersrand.

"A collection of rare/nuanced and tender insights, Lazar takes us into the gyre of re-orientation post-stroke, sharing what is lost and what is claimed when what you've always been and known changes. A book that pulses with quiet courage and celebrates it in others." Joanne Fedler, author of "Things Without a Name" amnd "When Hungry Eat".
Lederer (M.S.) & Tumedi (S.M.) eds. WRITING BESSIE HEAD IN BOTSWANA, an anthology of rememberance and criticism
185 pp., paperback, Gaberone, 2007. R155
An anthology that brings together memoirs, personal writings and reflections about Bessie Head by people who knew her and critical analyses on her life and writing by Batswana academics and academics living in Botswana.

Contributions include "How I Remember Bessie Head" by Patrick van Rensberg,
"A Warrior Alone (letter to Dan Gover on Bessie Head's death), conversations and consternations with B Head" by Tom Holzinger,
"Identity and Race in Bessie Head's 'Maru'" by Mompoloki Bagwasi,
"Reinterpreting the Past and Rearranging the Present: Besie Head's 'A Question of Power' and Paule Marshall's 'Praisesong for the Widow'" by Mary Lederer,
"Character, Role, Madness, God, Biography, Narrative: dismantling and reassembling Bessie Head's 'A Question of Power'" by David Kerr,
"Living Under the Power of the Fathers: Bessie Head's and Lília Momplé's women" by Seatholo M.Tumedi.
Lewis (D.) LIVING ON A HORIZON, Bessie Head and the politics of imagining
317 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2007. R265
Desiree Lewis draws on postcolonial and feminist theories to explore the fusion of styles, subjects and philosophical and literary influences evident in Bessie Head's writing.

Desiree Lewis teaches in the Women's and Gender Studies Programme at the University of the Western Cape.
Lewis (M.) & Krueger (A.) eds. MAGNET THEATRE, three decades of space
304pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Bristol etc., 2016. R550
A collection of essays on the work of Magnet Theatre, a physical theatre company that originated in Johannesburg in 1987 and now has its own theatre space in Cape Town.

Contributions include:
"Making Space for Ideas: the knowledge work of Magnet Theatre" by Mark Fleishman
"'Being There': the evolution of performance aesthetics from 'Medea' (1994-96) to the Magnet Theatre 'Migration' plays (2912)" by Miki Flockermann
"Magnet Theatre and the Moving Body" by Jennie Reznek
"Making Space for Community: Magnet Theatre intervenes in Khayelitsha" by Gay Morris.

Also includes conversations with Jay Pather, Neo Muyanga, Mandla Mbothwe, Faniswa Yisa, Craig Leo, Illka Louw, Frances Marek, Margie Pankhurst, Thando Doni, Zwelakhe Khuse and Nolovuyo Sam.

Megan Lewis is Assistant Professor of Theatre HIstory and Dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Anton Krueger is Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at Rhodes University, South Africa.
Lindfors (B.) EARLY BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN WRITING IN ENGLISH,
256 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2011. R255
A collection of essays and interviews in which Bernth Lindfors examines early Black South African writing in English and in English translation, focusing primarily on literature produced in the first decade of the apartheid era. Includes essays on Thomas Mofolo, Peter Abrahams, Alex la Guma, Dennis Brutus, Ansuyah R.Singh and Mbongeni Ngema and interviews with Dennis Brutus, Esk'ia Mphahlele, Richard Rive and Njabulo Ndebele.

"Ever since the early days of African literary-historical writing, the name Bernth Lindfors has leant depth and direction to the developing field." Stephen Gray, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Johannesburg.

Bernth Linfors is Professor Emeritus of English and African Literatures at The University of Texas at Austin, and the author of numerous books on African literatures.


MacKenzie (C.) & Sandham (T.) A BOSMAN COMPANION,
272 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
This book covers all aspects of Herman Charles Bosman's life and work in short alpabetically arranged entries and includes photographs, maps, illustrations from the magazines in which his stories appeared, a chronology, a classified contents list, a bibliography of Bosman's works, and colour reproductions of Bosman's paintings and drawings.

Craig MacKenzie is Professor of English at the University of Johannesburg and has edited ten volume of Bosman's works.
TV writer and playwright Tim Sandham has written and performed three plays which relate directly to Bosman.
Madondo (B.) SIGH, THE BELOVED COUNTRY, braai talk, rock 'n roll & other stories
502pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R300
A collection of essays, memoirs, interviews, profiles, and travelogues by Bongani Madondo, author of "Hot Type: artists, icons & god-figurines" and "I'm Not Your Weekend Special: portraits on the life-style & politics of Brenda Fassie".

Foreword by Rian Malan.

"I found Madondo slightly unsettling. He has a penetrating gaze, and a sympathetic tone during interviews that invites you to more than just share the basic facts. In this way, he manages to capture the essence of his interviewees. His portraits come out almost 3D." Zolani Mahola, lead singer of Freshlyground

"I'd heard rumours about him. Some mythmaking and mysticism was goin' on, all at once. Some said he's full of shit. Some that he's retired in his early thirties and moved back to the village. Some said all he wants to do is compose for big band jazz orchestras, while others said his heart is still in it: The written word. We had a magazine to publish. We were on deadline. We tracked him down and commissioned a film review, full page. He travelled over 50 kilometres from his village to watch Djo wa Tunbda's set-in-Kinshasa's thriller, 'Viva Riva!' far off in the city at night, hiked back and worked on the piece overnight. When we switched on the following day: There, in full glory, was the most inciteful cinema review I'd read all year. We hired him immediately. At 'Rolling Stone', Madondo invented a new reportorial form altogether: Gonzoid, gothic, punk, township, spiritual and full of magic. His readers called it Afro Punk journalism, just as Fela Kuti has Afro-Beat. The man's possessed." Miles Keylock, publisher and ex-editor, Rolling Stone magazine

Bongani Madondo lives between Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Eastern Cape.
Malan (R.) comp. A-Z OF AFRICAN WRITERS, a guide to modern African writing in English
305 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R225
An introduction to African authors writing in English. Includes over 200 writers, offering a brief biography of each writer, a list of their books, short extracts from their writing, and sometimes critical comment.

Robin Malan is the complier of various well-known anthologies of poems, plays and short stories and is the editor of "English Alive", the annual anthology of writing in high schools in southern Africa. In 2001 he was awarded the Molteno Medal for Lifetime Service to Literature.
Manganyi (C.) & Atwell (D.) eds. BURY ME AT THE MARKETPLACE, Es'kia Mphahlele and company, letters 1943-2006
520 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R260
An expanded collection of letters wirtten by Esk'ia Mphahlele and augmented with letters received by Mphahlele from a variety of correspondents, among them Langston Hughes, Kofi Awooner, Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Jack Cope, Richard Rive and Sipho Sepamla. The first collection of letters, "Bury Me at the Marketplace, 1943-1980", edited by Chabani Manganyi, was published as a companion to Manganyi's "Exiles and Homecomings: a biography of Esh'kia Mphahlele", published in 1983.

Preface by N Chabani Manganyi. Introduction by David Attwell.
Also includes edited versions of two interviews with Mphahlele conducted by Manganyi in 1981 and 2006.
Marais (D.) PRUIMTWAK & SKADUBOKSERS, rubrieke, heildronke en nagedagtes
222pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R210
A collection of columns and articles on popular culture by Afrikaans poet Danie Marais, previously published in various South African newspapers and magazines.
Martin (W.) ed. GROOT WOORDEBOEK, Afrikaans en Nederlands
2228 pp., hardback, Cape Town, 2011. R995
An amalgamated Afrikaans and Dutch dictionary.

Text in Afrikaans.
Masilela (N.) AN OUTLINE OF THE NEW AFRICAN MOVEMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA,
404 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2013. R720
An intellectual history of the New African Movement: writers, political and religious leaders, artists, teachers, scientists who called themselves New Africans, to distinguish themselves from the Old Africans since they were engaged with creating a new African modernity rather than finding consolation in the old ways of traditional societies. Major figures in the movement included S.E.K. Mqhayi, Clement Martyn Doke, H.I.E.Dhlomo, Nadine Gordimer, Jordan Mgubane, Ezekiel Mhpahlele and R.V.Selope, Pixley ka Isaka Seme and Sol Plaatje.

Ntongela Masilela is Professor Emeritus of English and World Literature and Professor Emeritus of Creative Studies at Pitzer College, California. From 1995 to 2008 he was Adjunct Professor of African American Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California in Irvine. He recently relocated from Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand.
Masilela (N.) THE CULTURAL MODERNITY OF H.I.E.DHLOMO,
248 pp., paperback, Trenton, 2007. R275
Herbert Isaac Ezra Dhlomo (1903-1956) was one of the most well-known intellectuals of the New Africa Movement, together with Solomon Plaatje, Thomas Mofolo, Peter Abrahams, Harold Cressey, Mahatma Gandhi, Nadine Gordimer and Ezekiel Mphahlele.

Ntongela Masilela discusses Dhlomo's contribution to the New African Movement and the construction of New African modernity through his work as a playwright, short-story writer, essayist, poet, journalist and violinist. He focuses on articles and essays Dhlomo wrote for the newspapers, "Umteteli wa Bantu", "The Bantu World", "Inkundla ya Bantu" and "Ilanga lase Natal".

Ntongela Masilela is Professor of English and World Literature and Professor of Creative Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, where he is also Director of the H.I.E.Dhlomo Centre for African Intellectual History.
Masterson (J.) THE DISORDER OF THINGS, a Foucauldian approach to the work of Nuruddin Farah
307 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
John Masterson offers a reading of Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, arguing that the preoccupations that have remained central to Farah's writing can be mapped onto some key concerns in Michel Foucault's work.

"It is extremely exciting to see John Masterson's thoroughgoing critical engagement with the work of the leading African writer Nuruddin Farah come into the world, especially a study that does proper justice to the writer's expansive oeuvre, his political complexity, his preoccupations with body politics in and of the nation, and his fine attention to style. No Africanist should be without this masterful study." Elleke Boehmer, University of Oxford

John Masterson is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Matjila (D.) & Haire (K.) BRINGING PLAATJE BACK HOME, ga e phetsolele nageng, 're-storying' the African and Batswana sensibilities in his oeuvre
212pp., paperback, Trenton, 2015. R400
This study of the life and works of Sol Plaatje seeks to demonstrate that, "while Plaatje wore the outer trappings of Englishness and Westernization... his worldview, ideals, character, multilingualism, values and lifework were informed by deep rootedness in his Setswana and African culture." from the back cover

D.Matjila is Associate Professor in the Department of African Languages at UNISA.
Karen Haire is Assciate Professor in the Multidisciplinary Faculty at Principia College, USA, and a research fellow at UNISA.
McDonald (P.D.) THE LITERATURE POLICE, apartheid censorship and its cultural consequences
416 pp., illus., paperback, Reprint, Oxford, (2009) 2010. R250
"At last - a small Truth and Reconciliation Commission on South African literature! For the first time the secret documents of the censors and the roles black/white/English/Afrikaans writers and publishers played during apartheid censorship are brought together and scrutinized. Everything is exposed: from the unseemly sensitivities of Afrikaner housewives to the infighting between angry black writers and liberal magazine editors and all of it shows up like never before the vast stinking morass people inevitably create when they try to police literature. An extra bonus is the insightful analysis of the internal negotiations and outward strategies top South African writers developed to deal with the reality of severe injustice, on the one hand, and the effect of censorship, on the other." Antjie Krog

"Indispensable reading if we wish to understand the forces forming and deforming literary productions in South Africa during the apartheid years." JM Coetzee

Peter McDonald is a Fellow of St Hugh's College and a lecturer in English at the University of Oxford.
Mda (Z.) SOMETIMES THERE IS A VOID, memoirs of an outsider
559 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R260
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker and beekeeper. He is also a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. His novels include "Ways of Dying" (M-Net Book Prize), "Heart of Redness" (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), "Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill' (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.
Mesthrie (R.) A DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN INDIAN ENGLISH,
260 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R232
1700 South African Indian English terms with explanations, pronunciation guides where necessary, language origin, examples of their use and citations from literature.

Rajend Mesthrie is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of "Language in Indenture, a sociolinguistic history of Bhojpuri-Hindi in South Africa" (1991) and edited "Language in South Africa" (2002).
Mesthrie (R.) ed. LANGUAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA,
485 pp., maps, hardback, d.w., Cambridge, 2002. R310
A guide to language and society in South Africa.

Contributions include:
"The Khoesan Languages" by A.Traill
"The Bantu Languages: sociohistorical perspectives" by Robert Herbert and Richard Bailey
"Fanakalo: a pidgin in South Africa" by Ralph Adendorff
"Code-switching, Mixing and Convergence in Cape Town" by R.McCormick
"Women's Language of Respect: 'isihlonipho sabafazi'" by R.Finlayson
"An Introduction to Flaaitaal (or Tsotsitaal)" by K.D.P.Makhudu
"Language and Language Practices in Soweto" by Dumisani Krushchev Ntshangase
"Recovering Multilingualism: recent language policy" by Kathleen Heugh.

Rajend Mesthrie is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Cape Town. His other books include "A Dictionary of South African Indian English".
Mesthrie (R.), Coplan (D.) et.al. HELLO SOUTH AFRICA, phrasebook in 11 official languages
432 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R170
Includes the essays "South African languages, a sociohistorical perspective" by Prof. Rajend Masthrie,
"South African Multiculturalism" by Shannon Morreira and Marieke van Zyl,
and introductions to the culture of each language group by Prof. David Coplan.
Mhlambi (I.J.) AFRICAN-LANGUAGE LITERATURES, perspectives on isiZulu fiction and popular Black television series
230 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R270
"Innocentia Mhlambi's work constitutes a major intervention in the field of African-language literature. This work documents the vibrancy of post-apartheid isiZulu language literary forms whether the detective novel or television drama. By using models of popular culture formulated in relation to other parts of the continent, Mhlambi enriches our understanding of African cultural studies and isiZulu literature." Isabel Hofmeyr, Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand

"It's been a while since I read an appreciation of literature and television in isiZulu with such analytical depth and finesse. It persuasively debunks the tired clichés that there is little formal innovation or thematic sophistication in works done in African languages in South Africa" Bhekizizwe Peterson, School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Innocentia Jabulisile Mhlambi is a senior lecturer in the Department of African Languages at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Milllar (M.) JOURNEY OF THE TALL HORSE, a story of African theatre
237 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2006. R230
In 2004 a group of performers and writers from around the world collaborated to tell the story of the giraffe presented to King Charles X of France. They made use of puppets, actors, dancers, stilt-walkers, music, costumes and graphics and incorporated a range of theatrical styles and techniques.
The show was co-produced by Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Comany and the Sogolon pupper troupe of Mali. Adrian Kohler was responsible for set and costume design. The international team included director Marthinus Basson, video artist Jaco Bouwer and composer Warrick Sony, all South Africans, as well as Yaya Coulibaly, the puppet-maker and director from Mali, choreographer Koffi Kôkô from Benin and writer Khephra Burns from New York. The book includes Burns's performance script. Theatre director and puppet specialist Mervyn Millar was present as observer, chronicler and assistant director.
Miti (L.) LANGUAGE RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA,
173pp., paperback, Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) Book Series no.118, Cape Town, 2016. R295
Lazarus Musazitame Miti advocates the development, promotion and use of indigenous languages in southern Africa. The southern African countries used as case studies are Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He outlines the linguistic ecology of the region, considers the language policies of colonial governments in the past and of the various states today, demonstrates the role of mother tongues in the social, political and economic development of their speakers and hence their countries, considers why these languages are still not taken seriously by Africans, and how language rights are and should be treated as a serious human rights issue.

This book is based on case studies undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS, and the Centre for the Promotion of Literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa (CAPOLSA).
Mõdler (H.) JAMES BOND, ONTBLOOT, die naakte waarheid agter Brittanje se beroemdste geheime agent
284 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R206
Heinz Mõdler's factually correct and humorous exploration of the technology portrayed in the James Bond films and the plausibility of the often bizarre situations in which the hero finds himself.

"'n Subteks tot die befaamde James Bond-films, geskryf deur Heinz Mõdler: wȇrelds en boonop 'n deurdagte mediese kenner. En byna altyd tong-in-die-kies. Staan of val die James Bond-span se navorsing as dit kom by tarantulas, Japannese 'sake' en die Hapsburg-neus? Dit gaan onmoontlik wees om hiedie boek neer to sit" Eben Venter

Heinz Mõdler is an anaesthetist. He also writes columns and book reviews for Die Burger and Rapport, and is the author of a collection of essays, "Sexy Medicine" (2011).
Mõdler (H.) SEXY MEDISYNE,
192 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R145
A collection of essays on amputation, migraine, the history of the condom, cannibalism, and much more by medical specialist Heinz Modler.

"Dié dokter ken sy storie. Hy's vars en energiek - en dikwels baie snaaks." Eben Venter

"Dr Modler het altyd iets nuut om te se oor dit wat almal fassineer: ons eie lyf." Pieter Malan, editor "Rapport Weekliks"

Heinz Modler is one of the contributors to the "Wetenskap Vandag" column in Die Burger. He also writes popular science articles for "Rapport" under his own name as well as his pseudonym, Dr Loeloeraai.

Text in Afrikaans.
Mokoena (H.) MAGEMA FUZE, the making of a "kholwa" intellectual
338 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2011. R260
Hlonipa Mokoena examines the life of Magema Fuze, a first-generation convert to Christianity, a printer, a "kholwa" intellectual, and the first Zulu author to write a book in Zulu, "Abantu Abamnyama Lapa Ngakona" (1922), in order to understand "what it meant for Fuze and his contemporaries to write as colonised subjects." from the introduction

"Hlonipha Mokoena's groundbreaking book on Fuze, written with incisive clarity and penetration, examines material from the vernacular press which has hardly been taken into consideration in the study of South African literature. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the turbulent colonial history of Natal and the emergence of black intellectuals in South Africa." Professor Jonathan Draper, School of Religion and Theology, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Hlonipha Mokoena is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia Univesity.
Moolla (F.) ed. NATURES OF AFRICA, ecocriticism and animal studies in contemporary cultural forms
334pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R390
A collection of essays that explores different understandings of the connections between humans, animals and the environment; and suggests alternative ways of addressing the challenges facing the African continent, such as global warming, desertification, floods, animal extinctions and environmental destruction.

Contributions include:
"The Environment as Significant Other: the green nature of Shona indigenous religion" by Jacob Mapara
"Towards an Ecocriticism in Africa: literary aesthetics in African environmental literature" by Chengyi Coral Wu
"Navigating Gariep Country: writing nature-culture in 'Borderline' by William Dicey" by Mathilda Slabbert
"Animals, Nostalgia and Zimbabwe's Rural Landscape in the Poetry of Chenjerai Hove and Musaemura Zimunya" by Syned Mthatiwa.

Fiona Moolla teaches African literature at the University of the Western Cape. She is the author of "Reading Nuruddin Farah: the individual, the novel and the idea of home".
Moto (F.) LANGUAGE, POWER & SOCIETY,
228 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R250
Explores the language situation in Malawi before and after independence, examines the social, economic and educational repercussions of the language policies adopted by pre- and post-independence governments and considers the ramifications of the new language policy introduced in a democratic Malawi.

Dr Francis Moto, currently Malawi's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, is also Associate Professor of African Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malawi.
Muchemwa (K.) & Muponde (R.) eds. MANNING THE NATION, father figures in Zimbabwean literature and society
199 pp., paperback, Harare & Johannesburg, 2007. R185
Contributions include "Of Fathers and Ancestors in Charles Mungoshi's 'Waiting for the Rain'" by Neil ten Kortenaar,
"'A Man Can Try': negotiating manhoods in colonial urban spaces in Dambudzo Marechera's 'The House of Hunger' and Yvonne Vera's 'Butterfly Burning'" by Grace A.Musila,
"Intricate Spaces: the father-daughter relationship in Zimbabwean literature and culture" by Anna Chitando & Angeline M.Madongonda,
"The Strong Healthy Man: AIDS and self-delusion" by Lizzy Attree,
"Killing Fathers" by Robert Muponde.

Kizito Z.Muchemwa is a Senior Lecturer in English and Media Studies at Zimbabwe Open University.
Robert Muponde is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of the Witwatersrand.
Mugambi (H.N.) & Allan (T.J.) eds. MASCULINITIES, in African literary and cultural texts
352 pp., paperback, Banbury, 2010. R310
A collection of essays on masculinity as a cultural, historical and political concept in African oral and written literature and film.

Contributions include "The Price of Pleasure: K.Sello Duiker's 'Thirteen Cents' and the economics of homosexuality in South Africa" by Tim Johns, and
"Masculinity on Trial: gender anxiety in African song performances" by Helen Nabasuta Mugambi.

Helen Nabasuta Mugambi is a Professor of Comparative Literature at California State University, Fullerton.
Tuzyline Jita Allan is a Professor of English at Baruch College (CUNY).
Mulhall (S.) THE WOUNDED ANIMAL, J.M.Coetzee and the difficulty of reality in literature and philosophy
255 pp., paperback, Princeton, 2009. R310
Stephen Mulhall examines J.M.Coetzee's writings about Elizabeth Costello, and the ways in which philosophers have responded to them, focusing in particular on their presentation of both literature and philosophy as seeking, and failing, to represent reality.

Stephen Mulhall is fellow and tutor in philosophy at New College, University of Oxford.

Munro (B.M.) SOUTH AFRICA AND THE DREAM OF LOVE TO COME, queer sexuality and the struggle for freedom
337 pp., illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2012. R375
Brenna Munro examines representations of same-sex sexuality in writing from the years of struggle against apartheid - the 1960s to the 1990s - in order to understand how gay people became imaginable as fellow citizens in the new South Africa. She looks at prison memoirs, fiction, poetry, plays, television shows, photography, and political speeches. Writers include Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Richard Rive, Bessie Head, and K. Sello Duiker, and Zanele Muholi's photographs.

Brenna Munro is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Miami.
Mwaniki (M.) MULTILINGUALISM, and the public sector in South Africa
209 pp., paperback, Bloemfontein, 2012. R246
Munene Mwaniki argues for the provision of multilingual services in the public sector to help the majority of South Africans participate in nation-building.

Munene Mwaniki is a senior lecturer in Language Management and Linguistics at the University of the Free State.
Nataniël KAALKOP 3,
190 pp., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2012. R290
A new collection of Nataniël's columns from Sarie magazine. Also includes five of his stories written for the stage.

Musician, writer and cook Nataniël is one of South Africa's most popular Afrikaans entertainers.
Neser (A.) STRANGER AT HOME, the praise poet in apartheid South Africa
269 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R240
Ashlee Neser's study on the life and work of praise poet, David Yali-Mansisi (1926-1999), author of five volumes of Xhosa poetry, a prodigious performer, at one time the most famous poet in Kaiser Mathanzima's court, and later a Fulbright scholar and a research officer at Rhodes University and the University of Trankei.

Ashlee Neser is a researcher at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Nick (P.) PENS BEHAVING BADLY,
269pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R175
A collection of Paige Nick's weekly columns, with readers' responses, originally published in the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine.

First published as an e-book in 2014.

"Paige writes about many things in her columns - she is curious and thoughtful, with a fine eye for the nooks and crevices of human nature - but from time to time she also writes about sex, and sex brings out the nutters..." Darrel Bristow-Bopvey
Nuttall (S.) ENTANGLEMENT, literary and cultural reflections on post-apartheid
198 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R270
An exploration of the concept of entanglement in relation to readings of literature, new media forms and painting

"Sarah Nuttal offers her readers new critical vocabularies with which to grasp the fictions of self-making, the politics and aesthetics of consumption, and the new and terrifying technologies of the sexualised body." Hazel Carby

"Sarah Nuttall's book is a welcome addition to South African literary and cutural studies, taking us in new directions beyond the apartheid and even standard post-apartheid models, Moving through a variety of settings and moments both textual and non-textual, it is prepared to take risks in matters ranging from the 'citiness' of Johannesburg, to the recombinatory qualities of style, to the larger implications of violence in South Africa" Stephen Clingman

"Elegantly and lucidly written, it offers a penetrating and unique analysis of the complex and paradoxical forms of culture emerging in South Africa today." Isabel Hofmeyr

Sarah Nuttall is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand.

Peek (P.M.) & Yankah (K.) eds. AFRICAN FOLKLORE, an encyclopedia
593 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Reprint, London, (2004) 2009. R599
An introduction to folklore throughout the African continent with in-depth examinations of individual countries, ethnic groups, religious practices, artistic genres and numerous other concepts related to folklore.

Philip Peek is Professor of Anthropology at Drew University, USA.
Kwesi Yankah is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Ghana.
Phumzile simelane JABULANI MEANS REJOICE, a dictionary of South African names
330 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R280
A dictionary of African names in local South African languages, with information regarding their ethnographic origins and meanings.
Poyner (J.) ed. J.M.COETZEE, and the idea of the public intellectual
246 pp., paperback, Athens & Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R425
Includes the essays "The Life and Times of Elizabeth Costello: J.M.Coetzee and the public sphere" by David Atwell, "Against Allegory: 'Waiting for the Barbarians', 'Life & Times of Michael K', and the question of literary reading" by David Attridge, "What is It Like to Be a Nonracist? Costello and Coetzee on the lives of animals and men" by Michael Bell, "A Belief in Frogs: J.M.Coetzee's enduring faith in fiction" by Dominic Head, "Going to the Dogs: humanity in J.M.Coetzee's 'Disgrace', 'The Lives of Animals', and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission" by Rosemary Jolly, "A Feminist-Vegetarian Defense of Elizabeth Costello: a rant from an ethical academic on J.M.Coetzee's 'The Lives of Animals'" by Laura Wright, and more.

Jane Poyner is a lecturer in postcolonial literature in the School of English at the University of Exeter.
Prinsloo (A.) ANNERLIKE AFRIKAANS, woordeboek van Afrikaanse kontreitaal
536 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R250
A dictionary of more than 700 Afrikaans words and expressions that are only used in specific regions of the country.
Prinsloo (A.F.) DIE AAP IN JOU KOFFIE, Afrikaanse eponieme van A tot Z
351 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R200
A collection of around 2000 eponyms.

Anton Prinsloo is also the author of "Annerlike Afrikaans". In 2003 he was awarded the C.J.Langenhoven Prize for Linguistics.

Text in Afrikaans.
Publishers' Association of South Africa GUIDE TO PUBLISHING IN SOUTH AFRICA, 2014
291 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R150
Includes information about the Publishers' Association of South Africa (PASA), the South African publishing industry, and copyright, as well as a directory of PASA members.
Rafapa (L.) ES'KIA MPHAHLELE'S AFRIKAN HUMANISM ,
407 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R200
Lesibana Rafala explores the evolution of Es'kia Mphahlele's central concept of Afrikan Humanism in his poetry, short stories, autobiographies and novels. This book develops the research undertaken in Rafala's published doctoral thesis, "The Representation of Afrikan Humanism in the Narrative Writings of Es'kia Mphahlele". He earned his D.Litt in English from the University of Stellenbosch in 2006.

Lesibana Rafapa is currently teaching in the English Department at the University of Venda.
Rall (M.) PEACEABLE WARRIOR, the life and times of Sol T Plaatje
314 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Kimberley, 2003. R355
A biography of journalist, interpreter, author and politician Sol Plaatje (1876-1932), author of "Boer War Diary", "Native Life in South Africa" and "Mhudi".
Rautenbach (G.) MOOILOOP, mooiste reisstories
191pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R240
These travel essays were first published in the magazine Mooiloop between 2006 and 2008. Authors include Eben Venter, Abraham de Vries, Hennie Aucamp, Koos Kombuis, Chris Barnard, André P. Brink and Riana Scheepers.
Remmington (J.), Willan (B.) & Peterson (B.) eds. SOL PLAATJE'S "NATIVE LIFE IN SOUTH AFRICA", past and present, foreword by Njabulo S Ndebele
263pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016. R380
A collection of essays that reflect on how and why "Native Life" came to be written, and on how it can be read in relation to South Africa's current challenges.

"This superb collection of essays, photos, poems, and stories - some delightfully at odds with one another - focuses on a remarkable individual, but is about so much more than just one man. It opens up conversations about the core issues of our own times - a critical reclaiming of the value of liberalism, the politics of belonging, the meaning of democracy, the possibilities of land reform, control by hereditary elites over communal land, the complexities of gender and nationalism, the decolonisation of the curriculum, and what constitutes 'real' history, citizenship, personal mobility and press freedom." Sandra Swart, Department of History, Stellenbosch University

Includes contributions by Brian Willan, Bhekizizwe Peterson, Peter limb, Janet Remmington, Albert Grundlingh, Jacob Dlamini, Sean O'Toole, and others.

Janet Remmington is a publisher, writer and researcher affiliated to the University of York.
Brian Willan is an honorary research fellow at Rhodes University. He is the author of a biography of Plaatjie, and had edited a collection of Plaatjie's writings and co-edited an edition of "Mafeking Diary".
Bhekizizwe Peterson is Professor of African Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand. His books include "Monarchs, Missionaries and African Intellectuals" and "Zulu Love Letter: a screenplay".
Rive (R.) WRITING BLACK,
298 pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (1981) 2013. R240
A reprint of Richard Rive's literary autobiography.

"...one of the first South African writers to examine what it means to be of mixed race in a rigid dualistic society." The New York Times Book Review

Writer, scholar, literary critic and college teacher Richard Rive (1939-1989) was born and raised in District Six. His other writings include the novels "Buckingham Palace, District Six", "Emergency" and "Emergency Continued" and "Advance, Retreat", a selection of his short stories.
Robbe (K.) CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MOTHERHOOD, South African women's writing across traditions
317pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2015. R325
Ksenia Robbe explores the theme of motherhood in texts by South African women authors written in English and Afrikaans from the 1970s to 2010. She compares works by Elsa Joubert and Wilma Stockenström, Sindiwe Magona and Marlene van Niekerk, Zoë Wicomb and Pamphilia Hlapa and Antjie Krog and Ellen Kuzwayo.

"A great pleasure to read. This book adopts a stimulating and productive way of addressing the existing literature and will be welcomed by those who wish to read a fresh and informative study of South African women's writing set within the fields of gender and African studies." Professor Eva Hunter, University of the Western Cape

Ksenia Robbe is Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
Roberts (R.S.) NO COLD KITCHEN, a biography of Nadine Gordimer
733 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2005. R220
This biography, drawing upon "unpresedented access to Gordimer and her documents", charts the Nobel Laureate's life and times and discusses her work in depth.

Nadine Gordimer attempted to stop publiscation of this book.

Ronald Suresh Roberts was born in London, grew up in Trinidad, graduated from Balliol College Oxford and Harvard Law School, worked in New York and came to Johannesburg in 1994 as coordinator of an international election monitoring delegation. He is co-author of "Reconciliation Through Truth: a reckoning of apartheid's criminal governance" (1997).
Robolin (S.) GROUNDS OF ENGAGEMENT, apartheid-era African American and South African writing
237pp., hardback, d.w., Urbana, 2015. R950
Stephane Robolin examines the relationships and cross-cultural exchanges between black South African and African American writers who sought to create common ground during the struggle against apartheid.

"This elegant book illuminates the connected histories of southern African and African American literary traditions, casting new light on both. This is a major study which will be read for years to come." Isabel Hofmeyr, co-editor of "South Africa and India: shaping the global south"

"Based on exemplary research - archival, as well as critical and theoretical - this book constitutes a subtle and thoughtful contribution to South African and American literary criticism, comparative and transnational cultural studies, and critical human geography." Rita Barnard, author of "Apartheid and Beyond: South African writers and the politics of place"

Stéphane Robolin is Associate Professor at Rutgers University.
Saayman (S.) BREYTEN BREYTENBACH, a monologue in two voices
85 pp., b/w & colour illus., 1 folding out, paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R280
Sandra Saayman explores the relationship between text and image in Breyten Breytenbach's work, arguing that his poems, essays and works of fiction need to be considered alongside his drawings, prints and paintings.

This book includes nine drawings made by Breytenbach in prison in the 1970s, in print for the first time, plus many other colour illus. of his paintings and drawings.

Text mainly in English, with an Afrikaans essay, "My Eie Vark", by Breyten Breytenbach.

Sandra Saayman is a senior lecturer in South African literature and culture studies at the University of Réunion Island, and a senior research fellow in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg. She obtained her PhD in literature at the University of Poitiers, France, for a thesis entitled "Text et Image: la literature de prison de Breyten Breytenbach".
Samuelson (M.) REMEMBERING THE NATION, DISMEMBERING WOMEN?, stories of the South African transition
272 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2007. R250
Examines fictional and autobiographical representations of women produced during the first decade of democracy in South Africa. Writers studied include Zoë Wicomb, J.M.Coetzee, Sindiwe Magona, Zakes Mda, Njabulo Ndebele, Elleke Boehmer, André Brink, Zubeida Jaffer and Mamphela Ramphele.

Meg Samuelson is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Stellenbosch.
Sanders (M.) AMBIGUITIES OF WITNESSING, law and literature in the time of a truth commission
257 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R220
Mark Sanders analyses key individual testimonies to South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, discusses "the nature of the literary and its relation to the legal, the political, and the ethical", and investigates questions of human rights, mourning, forgiveness and reparation.

Mark Sanders is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the author of "Complicities: the intellectual and apartheid", published in 2002.
Sanders (M.) LEARNING ZULU, a secret history of language in South Africa
198pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016. R350
First published in the USA in 2016.

Mark Sanders places his own efforts to learn the Zulu language within a wider context, examining the motives behind the development of Zulu-language learning. He looks at the white appropriation of Zulu language, music, and dance in South African culture, at the association of Zulu with a martial masculinity and with what is most properly and powerfully African. He also explores differences in English- and Zulu-language press coverage of Jacob Zuma's trial for rape, and the role of linguistic purism in xenophobic violence.

"Ostensibly about one man's quest to acquire a language, 'Learning Zulu' is a clever, surprising, and enlightening journey into 150 years of South African history. Nobody has written quite this subtly about race and language in South Africa in a long while." Jonny Steinberg, University of Oxford

"'Learning Zulu' is a brilliant book. Unprecedented in the South African arena and very likely beyond, Sanders's ‘secret history' is nothing less than a sustained tour de force and an extraordinary mix of linguistics, literary criticism, cultural studies, legal studies, psychoanalytic theory, and autobiography/memoir. This is very much a book about the psychic and psychopolitical investments involved in acquiring and teaching language in colonial and postcolonial settings." Stephen Clingman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mark Sanders in Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. His books include "Complicities: the intellectual and apartheid" and "Ambiguities of Witnessing: law and literature in the time of a truth commission".
Sandwith (C.) WORLD OF LETTERS, reading communities and cultural debates in early apartheid South Africa
309 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2014. R345
A history of forgotten or overlooked South African literary-cultural communities and the distinctive practices of literary-cultural consumption, analysis and appreciation with which they were associated. Corinne Sandwich pursues this history in oppositional newspapers, literary magazines, debating societies and theatre groups of the 1940s and 1950s, to demonstrate that "literary criticism and cultural debate were not solely the enterprise of academics, but also part of popular discourses forged outside the academy in contexts of engagement and resistance." pg.4 of the introduction

"This project is long overdue. This is the first in-depth analysis of the entire corpus of liberal and left-wing literary-cultural writings in this period." Archie Dick, Professor of Information Science, University of Pretoria

Corinne Sandwich is currently in Associate Professor of English at the University of Pretoria.
Scannell (J.) comp. SPREUKE VAN C.J.LANGENHOVEN,
126 pp., paperback, Cape Town, (1988) 2011. R130
A selection of quotes on love and friendship, values, wisdom and leadership by C.J.Langenhoven.

Text in Afrikaans.
Schalkwyk (D.) HAMLET'S DREAMS, the Robben Island Shakespeare
191 pp., illus., paperback, London, 2013. R480
David Schalkwyk examines the experience and representation of imprisonment by bringing together the experiences of political prisoners on Robben Island and the prison that is Hamlet's Denmark. He makes use of the so-called "Robben Island Shakeseapeare", a copy of the Alexander edition of the Complete Works that belonged to Sonny Venkatrathnam and was secretly circulated, annotated and signed by thirty-four prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, in the 1970s.

"A battered Shakespeare annotated by the Robben Island prisoners leads, in David Schalkwyk's hands, to an intriguing meditation on the interplay between Shakespearean texts and the rich field of South African prison memoir." J.M.Coetzee

"'Hamlet's Dreams' is a work of Shakespearean criticism like no other: in this courageous, deeply felt, and often moving book, grounded in his own South African experience, and informed by a scrupulously historical intelligence, David Schalkwyk uses the so-called 'Robben Island Bible' as an instrument for interrogating the issue of Shakespeare's much-debated 'universality' in new and provocative ways." Michael Neill, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Auckland

David Schalkwyk is Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. and Professor of English at the University of Cape Town.
Scheepers (R.) & Kleyn (L.) comps. DIE AFRIKAANSE SKRYFGIDS,
458 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R190
A guide for aspiring writers, with contributions by Hennie Aucamp, Philip de Vos, Hans du Plessis, Willemien Brummer, Jeanette Ferreira, Irma Joubert, Henning Pieterse, Fanie Viljoen, and many others.

"'n Uiters leesbare en belangrike samestelling van inligting wat beslis vir enige voornemende skrywer 'n skat van kennis kan wees om die eerste tree op die pad na 'n skryfloopbaan te gee. Dit is egter ook veel meer as bogenoemde - die samestelling kan van besondere waarde wees vir studente, onderwysers en taalliefhebbers in die algemeen." Johan Anker

Text in Afrikaans.
Segall (K.) PERFORMING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ AND SOUTH AFRICA, gender, media, and resistance
290pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2013. R830
After twenty years of working with guerilla fighter in the Kurdish region of Iraq, refugees in Iran, interreligious groups in Morocco, and former political prisoners in South Africa, Kimberly Segall offers a view of how groups use media, art and popular culture to protest against injustice and to create new political identities.

"Segall engages some of the most innovative artists of contemporary South African theatre, including Brett Bailey, Yael Farber, and Nadia Davids. Performing artists' meditations on the complexities of post-apartheid democracy illuminate the gulf between South Africa's constitution, with its progressive aspirations for human rights, and the legacies of an apartheid past evident in persistent violence and socio-economic inequality today." Catherine Cole, author of "Performing South Africa's Truth Commission: stages of transition".
Sharpe (C.) MONSTROUS INTIMACIES, making post-slavery subjects
254 pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2010. R285
"Arguing that the fundamental, familiar, sexual violence of slavery and racialized subjugation have continued to shape black and white subjectivities into the present, Christina Sharpe interprets African diasporic and Black Atlantic visual and literary texts that address those 'monstrous intimacies' and their repetition as constitutive of post-slavery subjectivity." from the back cover

Includes a chapter, "Bessie Head, Saartjie Baartman, and 'Maru', redemption, subjectification, and the problem of liberation".

Christina Sharpe is Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies at Tufts University.
Shober (D.) SINDIWE MAGONA, climbing higher
272 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2013. R250
A literary biography of South African playwright, poet, novelist and activist Sindiwe Magona. Sindiwe Magona was born in rural Transkei in 1943. She has written two sequential biographies, "To my Children's Children" (1990) and "Forced to Grow" (1992), two short story collections, "Living, Loving and Lying Awake at Night" (1991) and "Push-Push"(1996), the novels, "Mother to Mother (1998) and "Beauty's Gift", and a play, "Vukani!".

Dianne Shober is currently Deputy Head of the English Department at the University of Fort Hare.
Stanley (L.) IMPERIALISM, LABOUR AND THE NEW WOMAN, Olive Schreiner's social theory
194pp., map, paperback, Durham, 2002. R550
A reconceptualisation of the scope and importance of Olive Schreiner's economic and political writings on South Africa, her ideas about genre and form, and her contribution as a feminist theorist.

Liz Stanley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She is co-editor of "The World's Great Question, Olive Schreiner's South African letters, 1889-1920" (2014).
Steyn (J.) "ONS GAAN 'N TAAL MAAK" , Afrikaans sedert die Patriot-jare
621pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R505
J.C.Steyn discusses the growth of Afrikaans into a modern language, from the beginning of the 19th century to the present.

Journalist, academic and writer J.C.Steyn is the author of many books, both fiction and non-fiction. These include the volume of poetry, "Die grammatika van liefhê" (1975), which won him the Eugène Marais Prize for debut work and the Ingrid Jonker Prize, "Tuiste in eie taal" (1980), awarded the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction and the Louis Luyt Prize, "Van Wyk Louw – ’n lewensverhaal" (1998), awarded the Stals Prize for history sciences, the Recht Malan Prize for non-fiction, and the Insig prize for non-fiction, and "Die honderd jaar van M.E.R" (2004), which won the Louis Hiemstra Prize for non-fiction.
Stiebel (L.) & Gunner (L.) eds. STILL BEATING THE DRUM, critical perspectives on Lewis Nkosi
375 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R180
Essays include "Lewis Nkosi as Literary Critic" by Annie Gagiano, "Contaminations: BBC Radio and the black artist - Lewis Nkosi's 'The Trial' and 'We Can't All be Martin Luther King'" by Liz Gunner, "An Introduction to the Poetry of Lewis Nkosi" by Litzi Lombardozzi, "Mammon and God: reality, imagination and irony in 'Underground People'" by Andries Oliphant and "The Return of the Native: Lewis Nkosi's 'Mating Birds' revisited in post-apartheid Durban" by Lindy Stiebel. Also includes a 2002 interview with Nkosi conducted by Zoë Molver, a conversation between Nkosi, Nuruddin Farah and Achille Mbembe in 2003 and a retrospective selection of Nkosi's articles from various periods in his career as a literary critic.

Lindy Stiebel is Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Liz Gunner is a Fellow of the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER).
Stiebel (L.) & Chapman (M.) eds. WRITING HOME, Lewis Nkosi on South African writing
277pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R345
A selection of Lewis Nkosi's commentaries on South African literature, culture and society selected from his out-of-print collections, "Home and Exile", "The Transplanted Heart" and "Tasks and Masks", as well as from journals and magazines.

Lindy Stiebel is Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Visiting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Michael Chapman is affiliated as a senior researcher to the Durban University of Technology. He is also Emeritus Professor and Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Stobie (C.) SOMEWHERE IN THE DOUBLE RAINBOW, representations of bisexuality in post-aparthied novels
307 pp., paperback, Pietermartizburg, 2007. R230
Novels discussed include "Bitter Eden" by Tatamkulu Afrika, "Cracks" by Sheila Kohler, "The Smell of Apples" by Mark Behr, "The House Gun" by Nadine Gordimer, "The Quiet Violence of Dreams" by K.Sello Duiker, "Love Themes for the Wilderness" by Ashraf Jamal, "The World Unseen" by Shamin Sarif & "In Tangier We Killed the Blue Parrot" by Barbara Adair.

Cheryl Strobie lectures in the English Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Strode (T.F.) THE ETHICS OF EXILE, colonialism in the fictions of Charles Brocken Brown and J.M.Coetzee
253 pp., hardback, New York & London, 2005. R770
Examines three novels by J.M.Coetzee: "Life & Times of Michael K", "Age of Iron" and "Disgrace".
Szczurek (K.M.) comp. & Heyns (M.) ed. ENCOUNTERS WITH ANDRÉ BRINK,
223 pp., paperback], Cape Town, 2010. R200
A collection of essays published to celebrate André Brink's seventy-fifth birthday.

Contributors include Naas Steenkamp, Braam de Vries, Koos Human, Tim Couzens, Ariel Dorfman, Per Wästberg, Elleke Boehmer, Jakes Gerwel, Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Antjie Krog, Sindiwe Magona, Alberto Manguel and Bodil Malmsten.
Thomas (C.) comp. & ed. TIME WITH DENNIS BRUTUS, conversations, quotations and snapshots 2005-2009
86 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., East London, 2012. R310
Foreword by Patrick Bond.

Cornelius Thomas seeks to capture how his friend, activist and poet Dennis Brutus, lived the last five years of his life, 2005 through 2009. During this time Dennis Brutus visited East London, Alice, Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth. He served as resident honorary professor in Patrick Bond's Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and as visiting professor at the National Heritage and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Fort Hare. He also took part in the Sport and Liberation Conference (2005), the Conversations across Generations seminar (2007) and the 50th Anniversary of the Non-Racial Sport Movement Conference (2008). In the book Thomas has combined conversations he had with Dennis Brutus with photographs and quotations from various sources.
Thomas (G.) THE SEXUAL DEMON OF COLONIAL POWER, Pan-African embodiment and erotic schemes of empire
200 pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2007. R225
Greg Thomas analyses the sexual politics of slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonialism as well as ideas about bodies and offers an anti-racist, anti-imperialist Pan-African approach to theory, fiction, cinema, and popluar culture.

Greg Thomas is Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University and founder and editor of "Proud Flesh: new Afrikan journal of culture, politics, & consciousness".
Tlhapane (T.B.) TOWNSHIP LANGUAGES, township dictionary - a guide to township "taal"
191 pp., paperback, Durban, 2009. R265
"Township language", also known as "scamtho", "township lingo" or "tsotsi-taal", is a mixture of English, Afrikaans, Sotho and Zulu.

Tefo Tlhapane grew up in Soweto.
van der Merwe (C.) DONKER STROOM, Eugène Marais en die Anglo-Boereoorlog
531pp., map, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R375
Carel van de Merwe's revealing research on the five years Eugène Marais spent in Europe just before, during and after the Anglo-Boer War.

"Deur nongesette historiese speurwerk en 'n heldere sfryfstyl baan die skrywer 'n boeiende weg deur voorheen versluierde fasette van Eugène Marais se lewe." Albert Grundlingh

Carel van der Merwe has written three novels, including "Geldwolf" (2009), which won the Eugène Marais Prize. This is his first work of non-fiction. He lives in Stellenbosch.
van der Merwe (C.) & Gobodo-Madikizela (P.) NARRATING OUR HEALING, perspectives on working through trauma
106 pp., paperback, South African print on demand edition, Newcastle, 2008. R295
Explores the importance of narrative as a way of working through trauma.

Chris van der Merwe is Associate Professor of Afrikaans and Dutch Literature at the University of Cape Town.
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Cape Town and a former member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is the author of "A Human Being Died that Night: a story of forgiveness", about her meetings with Eugene de Kok..
van der Merwe (L.M.) GESPREKKE OOR INGRID JONKER,
255 pp., illus., paperback, Hermanus, 2006. R155
Interviews with Anna Jonker, Prof. P.J.Nienaber, Dr. Cor Pama, Jan Rabie, Majorie Wallace, Berta Smit, Freda Linde, W.A.de Klerk, Uys Krige and André Brink, amongst others, psychologist Lucas van der Merwe conducted in 1977 when he was doing research for his doctoral thesis, "Ingrid Jonker: 'n psigologiese analise".

Foreword by Petrovna Metelerkamp, who edited the taped interviews.

Text in Afrikaans.
van der Vlies (A.) ed. PRINT, TEXT AND BOOK CULTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA,
476 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R270
A collection of essays that examine "the relations between the production and consumption of books to present a rich social history of South African print cultures." Michael Titlestad, University of the Witwatersrand

"...a field-defining contribution to the country's literary scholarship. Andrew van der Vlies's introductory essay maps the conceptual terrain in a systematic and engaging way, illustrating its relevance to South Africa's literary and cultural history. The essays that follow demonstrate the archival richness and liveliness of the field, while opening doors to future research. Beyond South Africa, the book will be exemplary in showing how book histories develop under postcolonial conditions." David Atwell, University of York, author of "Rewriting Modernity: studies in Black South African literary history"

Contributions include:
"'Spread Far and Wide over the Surface of the Earth': evangelical reading formations and the rise of a transnational public sphere: the case of the Cape Town Ladies' Bible Association" by Isabel Hofmeyr
"Deneys Reitz and Imperial Co-option" by John Gouws
"'In (or From) the Heart of the Country': local and global lives of Coetzee's anti-pastoral" by Andrew de Vlies
"Colin Rae's 'Malaboch': the power of the book in the (mis)representation of Kgalusi Sekete Mmaleboho" by Lize Kriel
"The Image of the Book in Xhosa Oral Poetry" by Jeff Opland
"'Deeply Racist, Superior and Patronising': South African literature education and the 'Gordimer incident'" by Margriet van der Waal
"The Rise of the Surface: emerging questions for reading and criticism in South Africa" by Sarah Nuttall

Andrew van der Vlies is Senior Lecturer in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, and a Research Associate in the Department of English Literature at Rhodes University. He is the author of "South African Textual Cultures" and "J.M.Coetzee's 'Disgrace'".
van Rooyen (K.) A SOUTH AFRICAN CENSOR'S TALE,
180 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2011. R180
Preface by André Brink.

Kobus van Rooyen was chairman of the Publications Appeal Board from 1980 to 1990. After his term expired he was elected chairman of the Press Council. Currently he is chairman of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission. He also chaired the Ministerial Task Group which drafted the new Films and Publications Act from 1994 to 1996. In this book he outlines a history of the Publications Appeal Board, founded in 1974.

"It took Kobus van Rooyen to read the situation lucidly and with a level head, and set in motion a process which would eventually remove the stain of shame the apartheid system of censorship had left on the arts. The book is, essentially, and account of the battle that had to be waged in the eighties to recover the self-respect of the nation in the field of culture." André Brink
van Vuuren (H.) A NECKLACE OF SPRINGBOK EARS, /Xam orality and South African literature
227pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2016. R475
Helize van Vuuren describes and analyses the narratives, myths and poetry of the /Xam and other Bushmen, and "their interface with South African literature in general". She looks at the Bleek and Lloyd digital archive housed at the University of Cape Town, the four-volume /Xam archive recorded and compiled in Afrikaans as "Boesman-stories" by GR von Wielligh, the Namibian oevre of Piet van Rooyen, and the work of Antjie Krog, Stephen Watson and Eugène Marais.

Helize van Vuuren is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Language and Literature at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Veit-Wild (F.) DAMBUDZO MARECHERA, a source book on his life and work
426pp., illus., paperback, Trenton, 2004. R720
Dambudzo Marechera was born in Zimbabwe in 1952 and died in 1987 at the age of 35. His novel, "House of Hunger", was awarded the 1979 Guardian Fiction Prize. He left behind a large number of unpublished literary works. "The Black Insider", "Cemetery of Mind" and "Scrapiron Blues" were all published after his death.

Flora Veit-Wild is Professor of African Literature at Humboldt University in Berlin. She is also co-editor of "Emerging Perspectives on Dambudzo Marechera" and author of "Writing Madness, borderlines of the body in African literature".
Veit-Wild (F.) WRITING MADNESS, borderlines of the body in African literature
174 pp., illus., paperback, Oxford, etc., 2006. R140
Flora Veit-Wild focuses on "those writers and topics who touch on the extreme, on the thin line between sanity and insanity". Includes chapters on Dambudzo Marechera, Lesego Rampolokeng, Bessie Head and Tsitsi Dangarembga.

Flora Veit-Wild is Professor of African Literature at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Venter (H.) et. al. (eds.) POMP, 09, 'n biblioteek van gedagtes
492 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R230
An annual Afrikaans publication of literature, journalism, music, architecture, film, photography and art.

Articles include a conversation between Breyten Breytenbach and Buitreboer that took place in New York in 2000, Joan Hambidge on the Boer War, Danie Goosen on alternative Afrikaners, Jean Oosthuizen on Hillbrow, André Bartlett on Robert Mugabe, Adolph van Coller on Rain Malan's music, Dawid de Villiers and Tilla Slabbert on David Kramer, Wium van Zyl on Malay choirs, and much more.
Versfeld (M.) OUR SELVES,
272 pp., paperback, Reprint, Pretoria, (1979) 2010. R160
Introduction by Professor Ernst Wolff.

Martin Versveld was professor of philosophy at the University of Cape Town and wrote widely on philosophy and theology. In this volume, originally published in 1979, he discusses the "increased fragmentation experienced by those who imbibed with their mother's milk Descarte's famous dictum, 'I think therefore I am', and he finds wholeness in the teachings of St Augustine, St Thomas Aquinas and the Buddha." from the back cover
Versfeld (M.) POTS AND POETRY, and other essays
172 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R120
Introduction by André Brink.

"Pots and Poetry" was first published in 1985.
The others essays in this collection first appeared in "Sum", published in 1991.

Martin Versfeld was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town.
Versfeld (M.) THE PHILOSOPHER'S COOKBOOK,
211 pp., hardback, d.w., Harpenden, 2007. R150
A reprint of Martin Versfeld's philosophical treatise on cooking, first published in South Africa in 1983 as "Food for Thought: a philosopher's cookbook".

"A book of profound wisdom and a great delight." André Brink

Martin Versfeld (1909 - 1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town and wrote widely on theology, Continental thought and Eastern mysticism.
Vigne (R.) THOMAS PRINGLE, South African, pioneer, poet and abolitionist
270 pp., map, illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Cape Town, 2012. R335
A biography of Scottish writer, poet and abolitionist Thomas Pringle (1789-1834). Pringle led a party of settlers to the Cape Colony in 1820, ran a school, launched a literary journal, co-edited the Cape's first independent newspaper, and later formed a group to fight for democratic rights for the settlers and the indigenous people. On his return to Britain he became Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society, and on 15 June 1834 announced the implementation of abolition.

Randolph Vigne, active in South African Liberal Party politics, went into exile in 1964 and worked in London as a publisher and, latterly, as an author and editor.
Viljoen (L.) DIE MOND VOL VUUR, beskouings oor die werk van Breyten Breytenbach
329pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2014. R540
A collection of essays on different aspects of Breyten Breytenbach's writings. Louise Viljoen focuses especially on his poetry.

Louise Viljoen is Professor in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch.
Viljoen (L.) INGRID JONKER, a Jacana pocket biography
166 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R140
A short biography of the poet, Ingrid Jonker.

Louise Viljoen teaches in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at the University of Stellenbosch. She is also the author of "Ons Ongehoorde Soort", a study of Antjie Krog.
Viljoen (L.) ONS ONGEHOORDE SOORT, beskouings oor die werk van Antjie Krog
240 pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2009. R108
A collection of essays in Afrikaans on Antjie Krog's poetry and prose.

Louise Viljoen is professor in the Department van Afrikaans en Nederlands at the University of Stellenbosch.
wa Magogodi (T.) comp. SCAM-TALK-TIONARY, a contemporary dictionary of South African slang, from Tsotsitaal to Scamto, volume 1, Scamto
287 pp., paperback, Nelspruit, 2010. R100
A dictionary of township language, also known as Scamto, or Tsotsitaal. Township language is a mixture of English, Afrikaans, Sotho and Zulu.

"Magogodi's astonishing document will assist the world to know that South Africans were also liberated through their sub-cultures. The young ones of today now call their Tsotsitaal, I-Scamto. This dictionary will teach us the older generation how this colloquial has evolved from Tsotsitaal to Scamto. It will assist us how to understand our children as they grapple with their own issues of survival in the new dispensation." Thandi Klaasen, jazz musician
wa Thiongo (N.) IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER, reflections on writers & empire
146pp., paperback, Woodbridge, Rochester & Nairobi, 2013. R255
This collection of essays by novelist, dramatist and academic Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o include:
"Nation in the Underground: Alex la Guma's 'In the Fog of the Season's End'"
"Birth of a Nation: narrating the national question in Pepetela's 'Mayombe'"
"Writing a National Agenda: patriarchy as domestic colonialism in Tsitsi Dangarembga's 'Nervous Conditions'"

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.
Watson (S.) A WRITER'S DIARY,
203pp., paperback, New Edition, Cape Town, (1997) 2015. R150
New edition of the late poet and essayist Stephen Watson's "diary", written over twelve months, 14 December 1995 and 29 December 1996.

"To savour the diary as a vehicle for the expression of a unique and extraordinarily imaginative sensibility, go back a couple of decades and discover - or renew an unforgettable encounter - with the late Stephen Watson's "A Writer's Diary"...Stehpen Watson's insights into language, culture, landscape, ideologies, writers, painters, politics, society, and the baffling nature of the human condition nail his colours to the mast. In this, his small volume is also a manifesto. As an approach to life as an intellectually serious business, it presents a rich and engaging range of beliefs which fan out from a primary impulse. That impulse is to grasp at the heart of the matter, with unsparing candour." Bill Nasson, Professor of History, Stellenbosch University, from his new foreword

Steven Watson (b.1954) is the author of "The Music in the Ice" and the poetry volumes, "In This City", "Cape Town Days", "Presence of the Earth: new poems" and "The Light Echo and Other Poems". He was Professor in English, Director of the Writing Centre, and one of the founders of the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Cape Town. He died in 2011.
Watson (S.) THE MUSIC IN THE ICE, on writers, writing & other things
381 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R210
Foreword by Christopher Hope.

A new collection of essays by poet and essayist Stephen Watson.
Wenzel (J.) BULLETPROOF, afterlives of anticolonial prohpecy in South Africa and beyond
311 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg & Chicago, 2009. R290
Jennifer Wenzel examines literary and historical texts to show how writers have manipulated images and ideas associated with the 1856/57 Xhosa cattle killing "to speak to their contemporary predicaments. Widening her lens, she also looks at how past failure can both inspire and constrain movements for justice in the present".

"This book counts among the very best works of literary history I have read to date. It is strikingly well argued, beautifully written, and highly original in its conception and design." Sarah Nuttall, Associate Professor of Literary & Cultural Studies at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Studies (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand.

Jennifer Wenzel is Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan.
Wessels (M.) BUSHMAN LETTERS, interpreting lXam narrative
330 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R250
Michael Wessels critiques the critical tradition that has developed around the lXam archive and the hermeneutic principles that inform that tradition, and offers alternative modes of reading.

Michael Wessels is a researcher in the English Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
West (M.) WHITE WOMEN WRITING WHITE, identity and representation in (post-) apartheid literatures of South Africa
232 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R176
Mary West analyses the works of selected South African women writers, examining the ways in which they have portrayed the white South African experience. Works discussed include "People Like Ourselves" by Pamela Jooste, "One Tongue Singing" by Susan Mann, "A Change of Tongue" by Antjie Krog, "Echo Location" by Karen Press, short stories by Nadine Gordimer and Marlene van Niekerk and Marianne Thamm's columns in Fair Lady magazine.

Mary West teaches in the Department of Languages and Literature at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Woodward (W.) THE ANIMAL GAZE, animal subjectivities in southern African narratives
192 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R220
Explores the work of southern African writers - Olive Schreiner, Zakes Mda, Yvonne Vera, Eugene Marais, J.M.Coetzee, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Michiel Heyns, Marlene van Niekerk, Linda Tucker and others - who represent animals as individual subjects, asking us to think differently about animals and our relationships with them.

Wendy Woodward is a Professor in the English Department at the University of the Western Cape.
Wright (L.), Poyner (J.) & Boehmer (E.) eds. APPROACHES TO TEACHING COETZEE'S "DISGRACE" AND OTHER WORKS,
227pp., paperback, New York, 2014. R495
"The sheer range of critical and pedagogical approaches canvased is little short of astonishing, and the ingenuity and effort that these teachers of Coetzee put into preparing courses should be a source of real inspiration to their readers" Gareth Cornwell, Rhodes University

Contributions include:
"Teaching Coetzee's Subject: 'Waiting for the Barbarians' and 'Disgrace'" by Stephen Clingman
"Teaching Coetzee, Then and Now" by David Attwell
"Teaching Coetzee and Australia" by Elleke Boehmer
"Pedagogies of Discomfort: teaching Coetzee's 'The Lives of Animlas'" by Wendy Woodward
"Teaching 'Disgrace' at the University of Cape Town" by Carol Clarkson
"Countering Context: teaching 'Disgrace' in the new South Africa" by Gerald Gaylard.
Wylie (D.) CROCODILE,
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback , London, 2013. R195
Dan Wylie tracks twenty-three crocodilian species and compares what science has discovered about these reptiles with their depictions in myth, art and literature around the world.

Includes a chapter on central and southern Africa.

"This series... calls itself 'a new kind of animal history'. It is splendidly, even brilliantly, so. I have nothing but praise for it". James Fleming, The Spectator.

Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

Wylie (D.) & MacKenzie (C.) eds. "NO OTHER WORLD", essays on the life-work of Don Maclennan
264 pp., illus, paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R195
A collection of essays on the life and work of poet, critic and teacher Don Maclennan.

Don Maclennan was born in London in 1929 and came to South Africa with his family in 1938. He taught philosophy and English at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Witwatersrand before accepting a lectureship in English at Rhodes University in 1966, where he taught until his retirement in 1994. He died in 2009. He published some twenty volumes of poetry as well as plays, short stories and scholarly works. He won the Pringle Award and the 1997 Sanlam Prize for his collection, "Solstice".

Craig MacKenzie is Professor of English at the University of Johannesburg.
Dan Wylie is Professor of English at Rhodes University.
Zegeye (A.) & Vambe (M.) CLOSE TO THE SOURCES, essays on contemporary African culture, politics and academy
172 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R190
A collection of reworked articles and academic papers that explore the relationships between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of promoting Africa's indigenous knowledge systems.

Abebe Zegeye is Director of the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of Witwatersrand.
Maurice Vambe is Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies, University of South Africa.
Zimbler (J.) J.M.COETZEE AND THE POLITICS OF STYLE,
232pp., hardback, d.w., Cambridge, 2014. R630
Jarad Zimbler tracks the development of JM Coetzee's style from "Dusklands" to "Disgrace", and compares his writing with the work of Nadine Gordimer, Andre Brink and Alex La Guma.

Jarad Zimbler is a lecturer in modern English literature at the University of Birmingham.